HoopsHype Andrei Kirilenko rumors


December 9, 2014 Updates

Kirilenko, 33, is in the final year of a $3.3 million contract and would be waived in Philadelphia should the deal be completed, sources said. Kirilenko would become a free agent, but it could still be several weeks – even months – before he's ready to sign a deal to play elsewhere this season, sources said. The Nets would include a second-round pick to the 76ers in the deal, sources said. Team officials are still discussing who the Nets would take back in a trade – a player likely to be on a non-guaranteed contract. Yahoo! Sports

December 6, 2014 Updates

Jody Genessy, Jazz beat writer for the Deseret News is quoting a "source" Saturday that it's ""very possible" that Andrei Kirilenko could be dealt to Utah for Jeremy Evans and Toure' Murry, both seldom used bench players. However, league sources familiar with Kirilenko's situation shot the rumor down. Its the second time the rumor has arisen and second time it's been shot down. NetsDaily

In exchange for Kirilenko, the Jazz would send seldom-used forward Jeremy Evans and offseason acquisition Toure’ Murry to Brooklyn. ESPN.com’s Marc Stein first reported the possibility of this trade last month. Deseret News

December 5, 2014 Updates
December 1, 2014 Updates

Andrei Kirilenko, the 6’9″ forward that left the team indefinitely for “personal reasons” involving a private family matter regarding his wife on November 21st, returned to practice Monday. “This is one of those situations that requires a lot of my time home, which — we reached an agreement with the Nets that sometimes I’m going to be absent, helping my wife,” Kirilenko said Monday afternoon. The Brooklyn Game

The departure from the team coincided with Kirilenko falling out of Lionel Hollins’s rotation. He has not played since November 13th, eight days before leaving the team, and was listed as inactive beginning on November 17th. “At this point, I’m a Brooklyn Nets player. Talking about other possibilities is just speculating. I could play in China, Australia, Africa, I don’t know,” Kirilenko said with a chuckle. The Brooklyn Game

In a surprise, Andrei Kirilenko will return to Nets practice Monday, a team insider tells NetsDaily. AK-47 took leave to attend to "family matter" 10 days ago and has been at home since. The Nets are reportedly seeking to trade Kirilenko after Lionel Hollins said he didn't see a place for him on team. Kirilenko, 33, is in the final year of his two year deal with the Nets, earning $3.3 million. The news that he will return to practice comes two days after Adrian Wojnarowski reported that the Nets might have to wait until AK-47's family matter is resolved before dealing him. NetsDaily

November 29, 2014 Updates
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November 24, 2014 Updates

And a rumble from the trade front: Word is Brooklyn's market for Andrei Kirilenko is expanding beyond merely dispatching AK-47 to Philly. One intriguing option, if Nets wait 'til Dec. 15 when trade market expands, is said to be AK-47 back to Utah for Jeremy Evans/Toure Murry Twitter @ESPNSteinLine

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