TUESDAY, 5:08pm: Kilpatrick’s deal with Golden State is for the minimum but contains only $35K in guaranteed salary, reports Eric Pincus of Basketball Insiders (via Twitter).
MONDAY, 4:59pm: The Warriors have signed shooting guard Sean Kilpatrick, the team announced. The team is limited to giving the minimum salary, but it’s unclear if there’s any guarantee involved for the 24-year-old who went undrafted this summer out of the University of Cincinnati. The addition gives Golden State a full 20-man preseason roster and also allows the Warriors to keep Kilpatrick’s D-League rights should the Warriors turn around and waive him before opening night.
The 6’4″ Kilpatrick poured in 20.6 points in 33.8 minutes per game for the Bearcats this season, though he rejects the idea that he’s merely a scorer, as he told Zach Links of Hoops Rumors before the draft. He averaged 4.3 rebounds in his four-year college career in spite of his height. Kilpatrick was in summer league with the Sixers this year.
Golden State has 13 fully guaranteed deals, partial guarantees with five others, and a non-guaranteed pact with Jason Kapono. The Warriors, like every other team in the league, must trim down to no more than 15 players a week from today.