Celtics expected to sign Sean Kilpatrick to 10-day contract

Well, we know the name fits. Sean Kilpatrick as a potential member of the Boston Celtics? It looks like it may happen.

Kilpatrick is a 28 year-old, 6'4" shooting guard who went undrafted in the 2014 NBA draft. He has drifted between the NBA Development League and several NBA teams since. His most productive season was with the Brooklyn Nets last season where he averaged 25.1 MPG, 13.1 PPG, 4.0 RPG and 2.2 APG (per CelticsWire.USAToday's Jared Weiss):

Kilpatrick averaged 13.1 points per game on 41.5% shooting last season as a starter for the Brooklyn Nets, but struggled this year as he bounced from Brooklyn to Milwaukee and then the LA Clippers. Kilpatrick scored 15 points on 5-for-10 shooting on Tuesday, but was not kept for the season when his second 10-day deal expired this week.

With Kyrie Irving set to miss some time due to a minimally invasive knee procedure, the Celtics will now qualify for a hardship exemption. The Celtics can open up an extra roster spot until Irving returns and they will use that spot to sign guard Sean Kilpatrick to a 10-day contract per Mark Murphy of the Boston Herald.

Once the Medical Hardship Exemption is granted, The Celtics can sign Sean without waiving a current team member, at least for the present time. This is obviously a temporary fix considering Boston's short-handed current roster. But it does allow Danny Ainge and Brad Stevens to take a close look at Kilpatrick as a possible long-term addition. Celtics - Sean Kilpatrick. Sounds right.

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