Throughout the season, the Sixers have been accused of fielding a roster that barely qualifies as an NBA team, but the Minnesota Timberwolves had to sign a member of the Delaware 87ers last night because they literally couldn’t field a roster that qualified as an NBA team. According to Deadspin, the Wolves only had 7 available players going into last night’s game at Madison Square Garden, one shy of the NBA’s minimum. So what could they do? Literally find the closest player. Enter the 87ers’ Sean Kilpatrick.
Kilpatrick, who previously worked out for the Wolves, was notified just after his 87ers practice that the
Knicks Wolves were signing him to a 10-day contract and he drove up to New York just in time for tip-off. “We had to fulfill our rules,” Flip Saunders said. “So we had to go find somebody that was within a train ride away.” And Kilpatrick got his NBA call up, all because the Westchester Knicks were on the road to South Dakota.