HoopsHype Andrei Kirilenko 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

In an interview with a Russian sports publication Tuesday, Andrei Kirilenko said "optimism is over" for him and that Lionel Hollins had told him after first few games of the season, "Andrei, I do not see your role on the team." Kirilenko says he was surprised and contends he can "probably help the team.". In previous interviews with Pavel Osipov of Sport-Express, Kirilenko had expressed optimism about his role in the team's plans and had praised Hollins, making favorable comparisons between him and Jason Kidd. Now that's changed. NetsDaily

November 21, 2014 Updates

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. The Brooklyn Game

When asked if Kirilenko had played his last game for the Nets, a high-ranking Nets source said, “If I were a betting man, I’d say probably.” After coach Lionel Hollins told the team’s beat reporters that he wasn’t sure if Kirilenko would return to the team after the trip, it appears the 6’9″ forward is on his way out of Brooklyn. The Brooklyn Game

November 18, 2014 Updates

Kirilenko's minutes have been few and he wasn't in uniform Monday night, serving as one of two Nets inactives. Kirilenko is averaging 0.4 points, 1.1 rebounds and 5.1 minutes in seven games. He had hoped to flourish in a more defined role this season. That hasn't happened. "It is what it is," said Kirilenko, who indicated the back problems he experienced in the preseason and last season were not issues. "I like our system, I like our coach and I spoke with the coach. Obviously, he sees it a little bit differently and he's been honest about it. I really appreciate it, but it doesn't make things better." Newsday

November 16, 2014 Updates

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