Just when most teams have cooled their activity in free agency, it appears the New Orleans Pelicans are finding their groove. Less than two weeks ago, the team signed Bryce Dejean-Jones to a partially guaranteed contract. Yesterday, Jeff Adrien was given a 1-year non-guaranteed deal. Now, it appears the Pelicans are still in search of another guard, perhaps to fill the role intended for Jason Terry, a shooter off the bench.
Per ESPN 1500's Darren Wolfson:
During the 2015 Summer League, Kilpatrick played very well for the Milwaukee Bucks and averaged 18.2 points, 3.2 rebounds, 2.7 threes and 1.5 steals in 6 contests. His shooting percentages were solid across the board (47.4 FG%, 45.7 3FG% and 84FT%).
This was his second go around on the summer circuit as he participated with the Philadelphia 76ers a season ago. In addition, he played for two D-League teams in 2014-15 and averaged 13.9 points. He also saw action in 4 NBA games with the Minnesota Timberwolves, averaging 5.5 points in roughly 18 minutes of game time.
Kilpatrick was a full 4-year collegiate player at the University of Cincinnati. In his senior season, he averaged 20.6 points, 2.7 threes, 4.3 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 1.7 steals. He finished 2nd on the school's all-time scoring list, finishing only behind the great Oscar Robertson, and tied the school record for most three-pointers made with 313.
With at least four teams interested in Kilpatrick, including the Spurs and Hawks, it appears Dell Demps has done his homework. The team that likely guarantees him the most money on a possible 1-year deal will likely emerge the winner of his services this fall.