(Sports Network) - The Brooklyn Nets have reportedly agreed to terms with
free agent forward Andrei Kirilenko.
According to multiple reports, Kirilenko will sign a two-year deal worth the
mini mid-level exception, with the second year being a player option.
The 32-year-old Kirilenko was due to make $10 million with the Minnesota
Timberwolves next season but decided to opt out in favor of a multi-year
Kirilenko, selected by the Utah Jazz with the 24th overall pick in the 1999
NBA Draft, was with the Jazz from 2001-11 before playing in Russia for the
Euroleague's CSKA Moscow in 2011-12, which he also played for from 1998-2001.
He was named the Euroleague MVP and Defensive Player of the Year for the
Last July, Kirilenko signed with Minnesota and averaged 12.4 points, 5.7
rebounds, 2.8 assists, 1.5 blocks in 64 games.
Over 11 NBA seasons, Kirilenko has averaged 12.4 points, 5.6 rebounds, 2.8
assists and 1.9 blocks per contest. He was an All-Star in 2004 and led the
league in blocks in 2005.
Should Kirilenko's signing become official, it would make the third deal the
Nets have made this week. The team re-signed Andray Blatche and signed free
agent Shaun Livingston on Thursday.
The 6-foot-9 Russian would also be reunited with Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov,
who owned CSKA Moscow from 1997-2008.
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