Talking Points #2 – The Rise of Sean Kilpatrick
This time last year, Sean Kilpatrick was still exploring his D-League options. He had just been cut by the Pelicans after spending the preseason with them. Up to that point, he had only played 4 games in the NBA. It’s fair to say things were not looking too hot for the young Yonkers native.
Even after he started to make a name for himself with the Nets, there were still a lot of concerns over his game. For one thing, his shooting was fairly inconsistent. If his first couple of shots didn’t go in, the opposing teams usually didn’t have much to worry about. His rebounding (2.2 per game) and playmaking (1.1 assists) weren’t anything to write home about, either. Add in the underwhelming defensive stats, and you get a one-dimensional player.