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Report: Pelicans sign Sean Kilpatrick, who could make more of his geographic good fortune

Minnesota Timberwolves v Houston Rockets

Minnesota Timberwolves v Houston Rockets

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The Pelicans, unless they have unannounced agreements with other players, should be an intriguing option for low-level free agents.

New Orleans has just 12 players with guaranteed salaries plus Jeff Adrien (unclear guarantee), Bryce Dejean-Jones ($50,000 guaranteed) and Norris Cole (unsigned qualifying offer).

There’s potential to make the regular-season roster.

Sean Kilpatrick will try to seize it.

Eric Pincus of Basketball Insiders:

An interesting note on Kilpatrick: If he makes the team, he’ll earn the second-year minimum rather than the rookie minimum – $1,882 per day he’s on the regular-season roster. That’s because Kilpatrick gained a year of service when he signed a 10-day contract with the Timberwolves last season.

And why did Minnesota sign him?

Because he was in the New York area when Minnesota, hit hard by injury, needed an extra player.