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RE: Kilpatrick
note: removed "released" from title of this thread.
 
04-16-2018 08:58 AM
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RE: Kilpatrick
Killa had a really strong end to his season playing for the Bulls. Averaged 18 ppg in the month of April while shooting nearly 50% from 3 pt range. Hopefully his late season performance motivates the Bulls to take his two year contract option.
 
04-16-2018 12:48 PM
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RE: Kilpatrick
(04-16-2018 12:48 PM)UCbball21 Wrote:  Killa had a really strong end to his season playing for the Bulls. Averaged 18 ppg in the month of April while shooting nearly 50% from 3 pt range. Hopefully his late season performance motivates the Bulls to take his two year contract option.

Eerily similar situation and numbers to when he was given a full run-out by the Nets at the end of the 15-16 season. Got him a contract with them, and I'm guessing it will have the Bulls pick up his option for this next year as well. He's an extremely cheap bench scorer on the option they'd have him for...especially given that they're in full rebuild. His defensive numbers are still really bad though...
 
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RE: Kilpatrick
Why does everyone keep knocking his defense? When he was at UC, I always thought his defense was better than his offense (he was merely a volume scorer on offense - those are a dime a dozen).
 
04-17-2018 03:01 PM
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RE: Kilpatrick
(04-17-2018 03:01 PM)Captain Bearcat Wrote:  Why does everyone keep knocking his defense? When he was at UC, I always thought his defense was better than his offense (he was merely a volume scorer on offense - those are a dime a dozen).

(1) He became a solid college defender.
(2) The idea that his defense was better than his offense is insane.
(3) He's a below average NBA defender (and that may be generous) and the numbers back that up.
 
04-17-2018 04:21 PM
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RE: Kilpatrick
He's a 6'4 shooting guard with limited athleticism. Not a lot of guys for him to guard.
 
04-17-2018 05:15 PM
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RE: Kilpatrick
I went to the last Bulls game of the season (he got the start) and he definitely got burned badly a few times on defense. Some may be just due to unfamiliarity with the defensive scheme with a new team, but some definitely was him losing his guy. That said, some of the scrubs they had playing looked worse on defense and couldn't hit the broadside of a barn on offense. Bulls had at least 3 starters out of action that night which led to a lot of PT for players who normally don't get it.

On O, he looked pretty solid. Some standing around positioning for a jumper and some nice drives. He did make quit an impression over 2 weeks - particularly that 19 point 4th quarter game which got some of the press here to notice (hard to ignore when the Bulls were trying to lose for draft position and one guy won't let it happen). So hopefully the Bulls keep him on.
 
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