HoopsHype Andrei Kirilenko rumors

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Q: I read that you said you thought you'd retire by 30. Is that true? Andrei Kirilenko: Well at some point you think, well if things keep going like that, I might be retiring by 30. But at 30 years old you just realize, well, I've still got a couple more years in me. I'm still thinking like I'll be finished soon. We'll see. You only think like that, but then the next year you're like, ehhh, OK, I have one more year in me. SB Nation

January 12, 2014 Updates

"I think he escalated the conflict rather than just let it go. I was a little bit surprised because it wasn’t a situation to get into a fight, Mirza just tried to slow him down and understand that something is going wrong so he let him go right away. [LeBron] just overreacted a little bit," Kirilenko said. NetsDaily

January 11, 2014 Updates

James said he never heard the whistle for a subsequent offensive foul that had been called on him against Kirilenko, who was chasing James down as he drove to the rim. "I thought Kirilenko flopped a few times, to be honest about it," James said. "He flopped a few times and he got the call. I thought the last one that fouled me out, that could've been a charge for sure. He was trying to put his hands on me as I drove and that's' what got him off balance and he was able to get the call. But Kirilenko flopped on me a couple of times." CBSSports.com

January 9, 2014 Updates

With Williams out, Alan Anderson has started at shooting guard. Kidd brings guard Jason Terry, versatile forward Andrei Kirilenko and big men Mirza Teletovic, Andray Blatche and Reggie Evans off the bench. The small lineup has created issues for some teams with size, including the Thunder, Hawks and Warriors. "The confidence is building, morale is high obviously, but through the cases of when we have guys out, everybody knows we have to pick it up a bit," Garnett said. "But since the New Year game we've obviously tried to turn this thing around not just from an effort standpoint, but for each other. USA Today Sports

December 31, 2013 Updates

Even if it comes with a minutes restriction, if Kirilenko can get back on the court with his teammates, it could be a big emotional lift for a squad that's lost five of its last six games. "I feel great," Kirilenko said yesterday as he sat with a bag of ice attached to his back. "I mean, this is what I was waiting for, a normal practice when you can play five-on-five with no limitation. It went well . . . It's getting better every day. So playing for tomorrow, we'll see how it feels in the morning, though, because usually after having a good practice in the morning, that's the main thing: How are you going to feel the next day? "So I don't want to play the game and then miss two or three games." Newsday

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After Kidd said Friday Andrei Kirilenko likely would not make the trip because of his ongoing bout with back spasms, Kirilenko did travel with the team and worked out before Saturday’s loss. Kidd said Kirilenko, who has missed 25 consecutive games and 26 overall because of the spasmss, potentially could begin playing in either San Antonio Tuesday or Oklahoma City on Thursday. New York Post

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On Saturday, though, there was a glimmer of hope. Kirilenko appeared on the Nets practice court in East Rutherford, announcing it with a picture on Instagram. The caption, in both English and Russian, said simply, "starting on the court ... finally." What caught our eye was that AK-47 was wearing the Nets' Christmas Day jersey. Was he hinting he might be returning for the noon game that day vs. the Bulls? He told Devin Kharpertian of The Brooklyn Game two days ago that he was still "10 days" away from a return following a bout with the worst back spasms of his career, which he has treated with both acupuncture and an epidural. Ten days from Friday is December 22. NetsDaily

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Two epidurals and three setbacks later, Brooklyn Nets forward Andrei Kirilenko still has no timetable for when he will return to the lineup. Kirilenko has already missed 13 games this season because of back spasms. "I'm afraid of giving a timetable, because in the previous occasions, we've given a timetable, but it doesn't work," Kirilenko said. Kirilenko said this time he needs to take more time off before returning to full contract practice. "What I'm doing right now is a lot of physical therapy and kind of strengthening the core," Kirilenko said. ESPN.com

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