HoopsHype Sergey Karasev rumors

November 22, 2014 Updates

According to a tweet from Ohm Youngmisuk of ESPN New York, the Brooklyn Nets have had preliminary talks with the Sixers about a trade involving Andrei Kirilenko and Sergey Karasev. The tweet also states that the Sixers would likely waive Kirilenko if such a deal were completed. The Sixers would likely require a future draft pick in addition to acquiring the Nets' pair of Russian-born players. It's unclear what the Sixers would send the Nets in return. CSNPhilly.com

Andrei Kirilenko will be without the Nets for the team’s two-game road trip, and most likely forever. Though the team cited “personal reasons” for Kirilenko’s absence, a team source confirmed to The Brooklyn Game that Kirilenko’s lack of minutes and boot from the rotation played a factor in him leaving the team indefinitely. When asked if Kirilenko had played his last game for the Nets, one high-ranking Nets source said, “If I were a betting man, I’d say probably.” The Brooklyn Game

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Sergey Karasev was held out of the Russian National team's game against Italy Wednesday due to what team coach Yevgeny Pashutina called a "little sore leg." Karasev struggled in the Russian's opening game of the Eurobasket qualifying round against Switzerland, scoring three points in seven minutes of action. Russia lost the game to the Swiss 79-77, an upset by all accounts. There was no indication after that game that the 6'7" shooting guard was hurt. He last played in the final game of the Orlando summer league. NetsDaily

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Sergey Karasev will join the Russian national team this weekend in preparation for the FIBA Europe Qualifying Tournament in August. Karasev, acquired by the Nets in the three-team deal that brought Jarrett Jack to Brooklyn, is expected to arrive at the training site outside Moscow on Friday. Team Russia is participating in a "friendly" tournament at the site starting Friday, going up against teams from Israel and the Czech Republic. It's unknown if Karasev will play. NetsDaily

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Sergey Karasev spoke with Sport-Express, the big Russian sports site from Las Vegas Thursday, before departing for Orlando and the Nets summer league team. He told S-E how much he's looking forward to working out with his Olympic teammate, Andrei Kirilenko ... and how the Nets told him that they insisted he be included in the deal. "I was told that the Nets showed serious interest to me," Karasev told the Sport-Express correspondent. "Like Cleveland was not going to give me up but Brooklyn insisted that I was to be included in the deal along with Jarrett Jack." In fact, NetsDaily was told the Nets could have had picked up a second round pick or two, but wanted the 20-year-old who their scouts had been so high on. NetsDaily

July 10, 2014 Updates

The Boston Celtics announced today that they have completed a three-team trade with the Brooklyn Nets and the Cleveland Cavaliers. The Celtics have acquired center Tyler Zeller and a future first-round draft pick from the Cavaliers and guard Marcus Thornton from the Nets. The Nets have acquired Jarrett Jack and Sergey Karasev while the Cavaliers have acquired a future conditional second round pick from the Celtics and the draft rights to Ilkan Karaman and Edin Bavcic from Brooklyn. NBA.com

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