Sean Kilpatrick showed he can score the ball if he is given more minutes. Kilpatrick could be a valuable sixth man for the Nets, providing a spark off the bench. In the 23 games he played for the Nets last season, he averaged 13.8 points per game on true shooting percentage of 58 percent (true shooting percentage takes into account field goals, three point field goals, and free throws). For comparison, last year’s Sixth Man of the Year Jamal Crawford had a shooting percentage of 53 percent. Take it a step further and per 36 minutes, Kilpatrick averaged 21.4 points per game. Crawford, on the other hand, averaged 19 points per game.
Kilpatrick will never be the same player as Crawford, but looking at his game and the stats he achieved, he has the capability of being Brooklyn’s sixth man. For now, we have only received a small sample of what he can do. Whether or not he will become a scoring threat in this league will be determined this year.
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