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NBA: Brooklyn Nets, Andrei Kirilenko Reach 2-Year Deal
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NBA: Brooklyn Nets, Andrei Kirilenko Reach 2-Year Deal

Jul 11 2013, 7:59pm CDT | by

Veteran forward Andrei Kirilenko has reached a two-year deal with the Brooklyn Nets on Thursday.

Veteran forward Andrei Kirilenko will join Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce with the Brooklyn Nets.  ESPN New York's Mike Mazzeo confirms Kirilenko agreed to terms with the Nets on Thursday. It is...

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NBA: Brooklyn Nets, Andrei Kirilenko Reach 2-Year Deal

Jul 11 2013, 7:59pm CDT | by

Veteran forward Andrei Kirilenko has reached a two-year deal with the Brooklyn Nets on Thursday.

Veteran forward Andrei Kirilenko will join Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce with the Brooklyn Nets

ESPN New York's Mike Mazzeo confirms Kirilenko agreed to terms with the Nets on Thursday. It is reported to be a two-year deal in which the versatile Russian will be paid $3.1 million in the first yer with a player option for the second year. Brooklyn will use its taxpayer mini-mid level exception to make the deal possible. 

Kirilenko signed a two-year, $20 million deal with the Minnesota Timberwolves last year, but decided to opt out of the final year to become a free agent. By signing with the Nets, he will be reunited with Brooklyn owner Mikhail Prokhorov who used to own a previous team Kirilenko played for from 1998-2001, CKA Moscow. 

The Nets were trying to pursue sharpshooter Kyle Korver, but he decided to remain with the Atlanta Hawks. Brooklyn also tried to make a move on Bojan Bogdanovic, but the deal did not materialize. 

Kirilenko's addition will further fortify the Nets' lineup. Brooklyn just signed point guard Shaun Livingston and re-signed center Andray Blatche. Its starting lineup of Deron Williams, Joe Johnson, Pierce, Garnett and Brook Lopez is one of the best in the NBA

The signing of Kirilenko comes as a bit of a surprise considering he revealed in an interview with Pavel Osipov of Russia's Sport-Express a few weeks ago that him ending up with the Nets is a slim proposition.    

"Still, my chances of joining Brooklyn are minimal. The roster is almost complete. Though...anything is possible in the NBA."

Kirilenko is entering his 12th NBA season. He has posted career averages of 12.4 points, 5.6 rebounds and 2.8 assists per game. 

 

 
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Paul George will change number to 13, embrace awful 'PG-13' nickname

Aug 11 2014 9:38pm CDT | Source: SBNation

Because 24-year-olds don't need parental guidance at the movies. When Paul George returns to the basketball court -- hopefully sooner rather than later, and in full health -- he will no longer wear number 24. He'll be in 13, possibly because Bill Simmons suggested it. PG-13. Yeah. I'm not sure why someone would nominate himself for an MPAA-inspired nickname most associated with movies tweens watch at sleepovers, but okay. Here's a strange p ...
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Andre Kirilenko: Jason Kidd Couldn’t Handle the Pressure of Coaching in New York

Jul 21 2014 10:10am CDT | Source: slamonline

Former Brooklyn Nets head coach Jason Kidd ended up in Milwaukee following a disastrous and failed power coup. According to Andrei Kirilenko, Kidd simply couldn’t handle the pressure and high expectations in Gotham. Per the NY Post: In an interview with SovSport, a Russian national daily sports newspaper, Kirilenko said Kidd’s decision to move on from his job as head coach of the Nets to take the same position with the Bucks was an “unequal exchange,” and seemed to wonder whether or ...
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How Jabari Parker and Giannis Antetokounmpo Can Thrive with Bucks

Jul 17 2014 6:00am CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

Jabari Parker and Giannis Antetokounmpo will both start for the Milwaukee Bucks on opening night next season, and if all goes well, the next 10 opening nights after that. Parker is 6'8" and 19 years old. Antetokounmpo—forever referred to as "the Greek Freak"—is 6'9" and also 19. And so, Milwaukee will build its foundation at two increasingly important and interchangeable positions: power forward and small fo ...
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