The Brooklyn Nets officially signed Sean Kilpatrick to a multi-year deal Saturday, the team announced. The deal was reported earlier this week, with ESPN’s Mike Mazzeo noting that Kilpatrick would make $221,000 this year (pro-rated), the minimum $980,431 in 2016-17, and a non-guaranteed $1.05 million in 2017-18.
Kilpatrick signed his contract while sitting on an elegant, golden couch:
— Sean Kilpatrick Jr (@SeanKilpatrick_) March 19, 2016
It was not immediately clear where the couch was located, though it presumably somewhere in Detroit, where the Nets flew to play the Pistons Saturday night. If it was included in his contract, that’s a steal.
Kilpatrick, 26, earned his contract with a scoring punch off the bench over two ten-day contracts. After leading the D-League in scoring at 26.2 points per game, Kilpatrick scored 11.9 points in 19.1 minutes (22.4 per 36) in nine games with the Nets, shooting 49.3 percent from the field and 47.1 percent from deep.
Kilpatrick is now one of the few Nets players with a guaranteed deal next season, joining Brook Lopez, Thaddeus Young, Bojan Bogdanovic, and rookies Rondae Hollis-Jefferson & Chris McCullough. (Shane Larkin, Wayne Ellington, and Thomas Robinson all have player options.)