HoopsHype Andrei Kirilenko rumors

December 11, 2014 Updates

“Yeah. I know it’s tough on him not being able to play this year, and the situation he’s in,” said Deron Williams, Kirilenko’s friend and longtime teammate with the Jazz before spending the last year-plus together with the Nets. “But I wish him nothing but the best.” Though Davies has a fully non-guaranteed contract, league sources confirmed the Nets will hang onto him in order to give him a look. The 6-foot-9 forward had played in every game for Philadelphia before being held out of Wednesday’s 95-79 loss in Atlanta, and has averaged 6.3 points and 3.7 rebounds per game. New York Post

John Gonzalez: Told Sixers trying to convince Andrei Kirilenko to stick around. View him as tradable asset at deadline. AK not happy about playing for them Twitter @gonzoCSN

December 10, 2014 Updates

The 76ers are still in trade talks with the Brooklyn Nets for Andrei Kirilenko, according to a team source. The Sixers are expected to waive the forward if the deal is completed. They would take on his expiring $3.1 million contact and receive a second-round pick for making the deal. The Sixers wouldn’t have to give back anything substantial due to being around $24 million under the $63 million salary cap. Philadelphia Inquirer

The only thing that can be said for certain about the Nets, according to my league sources, is that they will trade Andrei Kirilenko to Philadelphia in the next day or two for bupkus, the Sixers will waive Kirilenko, and he will remain sidelined until the end of February, after his pregnant wife gives birth. SheridanHoops

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

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