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Report: Denver Nuggets to sign Sean Kilpatrick to 10-day contract

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New Orleans Pelicans Sean Kilpatrick (25) passes the ball to Eric Gordon (10) during NBA training camp in White Sulphur Springs, W.Va., Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2015. (AP Photo/Chris Tilley)


Sean Kilpatrick played in four NBA games for the Minnesota Timberwolves last season while on a 10-day contract. The most notable part of that stint was how he got the job in the first place — he was in New York when the shorthanded Timberwolves were in the city and desperately needed a guard. Location, location, location.

This preseason Kilpatrick went to camp with the Pelicans but couldn’t make the cut (on a team with a lot of injured guards), so he went back to the D-League. Now the Denver Nuggets will give him a look, reports Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports.

Kilpatrick could flat-out score coming out of Cincinnati, and he averaged 18.2 points a game at Summer League, but at the NBA level he’s been unable to continue that kind of success (he shot 30.8 percent from three in his time with the Timberwolves last season). This season in the D-League he’s averaged 27.1 points per game and shot 44 percent from three, so he’s getting another chance.

Kilpatrick doesn’t play great defense (although he competes), meaning unless he’s can start to bring some of that scoring touch to the NBA it’s hard to find minutes for him.