The Nets have signed Sean Kilpatrick to a multiyear deal, the team announced via press release. The exact length and terms of the pact were not announced by the team, though Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical on Yahoo Sports previously reported that the arrangement included a guarantee for next season. It’s unclear if that guarantee is for the player’s full salary or if it is merely a partial guarantee. Brooklyn now has 15 players on its roster, including Henry Sims, whose 10-day deal runs through next weekend.
The combo guard performed extremely well for Brooklyn during his two 10-day pacts and this multiyear deal is a fitting reward for his strong outings. Kilpatrick has appeared in nine games with the Nets, averaging 11.9 points while shooting 49.3% from the field and 47.1% from three-point range in 19.1 minutes per contest. The 26-year-old has scored in double figures six times, including each of the last four games. In 21 career NBA games split between Brooklyn, Denver and Minnesota, Kilpatrick has averaged 7.4 points and 1.2 rebounds in 15.5 minutes of action per appearance.
The signing of Kilpatrick for next season shouldn’t impact the team’s available cap space significantly, considering it is most likely a minimum salary arrangement, though that is merely my speculation. The Nets had $45,702,813 in salary committed for 2016/17 prior to inking Kilpatrick. With the salary cap set to jump to the $90MM-$95MM range, Brooklyn will still have plenty of room to chase free agents this offseason.