Overlooked No More, Brooklyn Nets’ Sean Kilpatrick Is the Real Deal

December 16th, 2016 by Dan Favale Leave a reply »

At the end of a surprise double-overtime victory against the Los Angeles Clippers on Nov. 29, Sean Kilpatrick made his way off the floor, embracing each of his Brooklyn Nets teammates as he went.

Drenched in sweat, with a clear semblance of exhaustion dripping off every word, Kilpatrick waxed relief over the end of Brooklyn's seven-game losing streak. He needed to log 47 minutes and tally 38 points and 14 rebounds, both career highs, but the Nets were finally back in the win column.

Equally important, Kilpatrick's rise through the NBA ranks soldiered on.

This 38-point outburst, which included a 20-point fourth quarter, pulled him ever so slightly into the national focus, tethering him to the gray area where he resides now—an accepted threat, but someone still playing on the proving grounds.

"The big challenge in this league is consistency, and to be able to do it again," head coach Kenny Atkinson said of Kilpatrick's explosion. "And I'm not saying [score] 38 points. I'm saying play well again and again and again. That's a challenge for all our guys—how consistent we can be.

"But this is ...

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