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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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Lopez key to Nets victory over Maccabi Tel Aviv

Oct 7 2014 10:21pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

NEW YORK — Brook Lopez scored 20 points in his return from an injury-shortened season, and Deron Williams also had a strong return from surgery in the Brooklyn Nets’ 111-94 victory over Maccabi Tel Aviv on Tuesday night. Williams had 17 points and seven assists in Brooklyn’s preseason opener. The Nets now head to China, where they will play exhibition games against the Sacramento Kings in Shanghai and Beijing. Lopez played in only 17 games last season and was the Nets’ leading scor ...
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6 weeks ago

Lopez key to Nets victory over Maccabi Tel Aviv

Oct 7 2014 10:21pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

NEW YORK — Brook Lopez scored 20 points in his return from an injury-shortened season, and Deron Williams also had a strong return from surgery in the Brooklyn Nets’ 111-94 victory over Maccabi Tel Aviv on Tuesday night. Williams had 17 points and seven assists in Brooklyn’s preseason opener. The Nets now head to China, where they will play exhibition games against the Sacramento Kings in Shanghai and B ...
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6 weeks ago

Lopez key to Nets victory over Maccabi Tel Aviv

Oct 7 2014 10:21pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

NEW YORK — Brook Lopez scored 20 points in his return from an injury-shortened season, and Deron Williams also had a strong return from surgery in the Brooklyn Nets’ 111-94 victory over Maccabi Tel Aviv on Tuesday night. Williams had 17 points and seven assists in Brooklyn’s preseason opener. The Nets now head to China, where they will play exhibition games against the Sacramento Kings in Shanghai and Beijing. Lopez played in only 17 games last season and was the Nets’ leading scorer b ...
Source: Sportsnet.ca   Full article at: Sportsnet.ca
 

 
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6 weeks ago

Lopez key to Nets victory over Maccabi Tel Aviv

Oct 7 2014 10:21pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

NEW YORK — Brook Lopez scored 20 points in his return from an injury-shortened season, and Deron Williams also had a strong return from surgery in the Brooklyn Nets’ 111-94 victory over Maccabi Tel Aviv on Tuesday night. Williams had 17 points and seven assists in Brooklyn’s preseason opener. The Nets now head to China, where they will play exhibition games against the Sacramento Kings in Shanghai and Beijing. Lopez played in only 17 games las ...
Source: Sportsnet.ca   Full article at: Sportsnet.ca
 

 
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6 weeks ago

Lopez key to Nets victory over Maccabi Tel Aviv

Oct 7 2014 10:21pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

NEW YORK — Brook Lopez scored 20 points in his return from an injury-shortened season, and Deron Williams also had a strong return from surgery in the Brooklyn Nets’ 111-94 victory over Maccabi Tel Aviv on Tuesday night. Williams had 17 points and seven assists in Brooklyn’s preseason opener. The Nets now head to China, where they will play exhibition games against the Sacramento Kings in Shanghai and Beijing. Lopez played in only 17 games last season ...
Source: Sportsnet.ca   Full article at: Sportsnet.ca
 

 
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6 weeks ago

Lopez key to Nets victory over Maccabi Tel Aviv

Oct 7 2014 10:21pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

NEW YORK — Brook Lopez scored 20 points in his return from an injury-shortened season, and Deron Williams also had a strong return from surgery in the Brooklyn Nets’ 111-94 victory over Maccabi Tel Aviv on Tuesday night. Williams had 17 points and seven assists in Brooklyn’s preseason opener. The Nets now head to China, where they will play exhibition games against the Sacramento Kings in Shanghai and Beijing. Lopez played in only 17 games last season and was the ...
Source: Sportsnet.ca   Full article at: Sportsnet.ca
 

 
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6 weeks ago

Lopez key to Nets victory over Maccabi Tel Aviv

Oct 7 2014 10:21pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

NEW YORK — Brook Lopez scored 20 points in his return from an injury-shortened season, and Deron Williams also had a strong return from surgery in the Brooklyn Nets’ 111-94 victory over Maccabi Tel Aviv on Tuesday night. Williams had 17 points and seven assists in Brooklyn’s preseason opener. The Nets now head to China, where they will play exhibition games against the Sacramento Kings in Shanghai and Beijing. Lopez played in only ...
Source: Sportsnet.ca   Full article at: Sportsnet.ca
 

 
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6 weeks ago

Sergey Karasev's Role Model, Andrei Kirilenko, Is Now His Teammate

Oct 4 2014 7:30pm CDT | Source: New York Times: Sports

The Nets’ Andrei Kirilenko, 33, and Sergey Karasev, 20, share a basketball connection that started years ago in Russia. ...
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