3:35pm: Murphy is now hearing that another, unnamed team has stepped in and provided a better offer to Kilpatrick (Twitter). Accordingly, it is unlikely that the Celtics will sign him to a 10-day deal after all.
11:38am: The Celtics are expected to sign Sean Kilpatrick to a 10-day contract later today, tweets Mark Murphy of the Boston Herald.
Keith Smith of RealGM tweeted last night that sources expected Boston to utilize the NBA’s roster hardship exception to sign another player.
The team is currently without Gordon Hayward (dislocated left ankle), Daniel Theis (torn left meniscus), Marcus Smart (right thumb), and Kyrie Irving (left knee). Irving will undergo a “minimally invasive” procedure today on his left knee and his timetable to return should be clearer post surgery.
To qualify for the exemption, at least four players must miss a minimum of three consecutive games, and later be deemed to be out for an additional two weeks.
It has been a well-traveled 2017/18 campaign for Kilpatrick, who started the season with the Nets followed by cameos with the Bucks and Clippers. Kilpatrick suited for the Clippers on a pair of 10-day contracts recently, averaging 4.8 PPG in four games. He was not signed to a deal for the rest of the season after the second contract expired.
In 43 total games this season, Kilpatrick has averaged 4.4 PPG and 1.4 RPG.
6 thoughts on “Celtics No Longer Expected To Sign Sean Kilpatrick”
When was the last time a player played on four different teams in one season?
Doubt anyone tracks that, but the 10-day contract stuff makes it a high probability.
Alex Stivrins 1992-93
Actually, Bobby Jones played for FIVE teams in 2007-08.
He also apparently played 25 Games at Center to start the season and then finished it as a Small Forward. Like a reverse of Tyson Chandlers Rookie Year or something (actually now that I think about it I’m not sure GarPax actually followed through on playing him at Small Forward).
This probably doesn’t count because he didn’t technically play during his brief time on the Pelicans’ roster, but Rashad Vaughn has been on four teams this season, playing in games for three of them.