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Wolves Sign Sean Kilpatrick to 10-Day Contract

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The Wolves are injured and need more bodies so that they can play basketball.

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From a press release...

Wolves Sign Guard Sean Kilpatrick to 10-Day Contract

Wolves granted NBA hardship exception for 16th roster spot

Minneapolis/St. Paul - The Minnesota Timberwolves today announced the team has signed guard Sean Kilpatrick to a 10-day contract. The Timberwolves were granted an NBA hardship exception for a 16th roster spot due to having four players out due to injury.

Kilpatrick, 25, has averaged 13.6 points, 3.3 rebounds and 1.9 assists in 42 games this season with Delaware and Santa Cruz of the NBADL. Kilpatrick, 6-4, went undrafted in the 2014 NBA Draft after a four-year career at the University of Cincinnati. Kilpatrick finished his career with averages of 15.3 points, 4.3 rebounds and 2.0 assists in 140 contests, earning Second-Team All-America honors his senior season. Kilpatrick was signed by the Golden State Warriors on October 20, 2014 and waived on October 24, 2014 after playing with the Philadelphia 76ers on their 2014 NBA Summer League team.

Because they were granted another hardship exemption, the Wolves must not expect to have Robbie Hummel, Anthony Bennett, Shabazz Muhammad or Nikola Pekovic back in the lineup anytime soon. Instead of trotting out eight players as they did against the Brooklyn Nets and Toronto Raptors, Minnesota will at least look like a complete basketball team again.

The addition of Kilpatrick ensures that guards a la Zach LaVine, Ricky Rubio, Lorenzo Brown, Gary Neal and Kevin Martin won't be playing too many minutes. Rubio is still dealing with a sore ankle. Martin scored 37 points in 44 minutes against Toronto on Wednesday.