Andrei Kirilenko RUMORS & NEWS

  • Andrei Kirilenko Was The Weirdest Motherfucker Alive

    Deadspin "Yesterday, Andrei Kirilenko announced his retirement from basketball. He’d spent the last few months playing in Russia, after being traded to Philadelphia but refusing to report earlier this season. Over the last few years, Kirilenko had become more of an NBA background character, more notable for..." June 03

  • Kirilenko: "That's my last season" "One month after his return to Moscow and CSKA, Andrei Kirilenko plans to retire from professional basketball this summer, as he said. The Russian superstar came back home after three months out of action in the NBA due to family reasons. He signed a short-term contract with CSKA in mid February..." March 23

  • Andrei Kirilenko Signs With CSKA

    Real GM Basketball "Andrei Kirilenko has officially signed with CSKA for the remainder of the season. Kirilenko said in a statement that at 34, "the time has come to think about ending my career at the professional level" and that he wants to do that at CSKA." February 24

  • Sources say Hinkie reneged on agreement to release Kirilenko "When the 76ers play the Nets on Friday night in Brooklyn, there won't be any on-court reunions with former teammates for the three players involved in a Dec. 11 trade between the teams. That's because none of them will be there. As with many of the Sixers' transactions, that trade wasn't about..." January 09

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    Adrian Wojnarowski @WojYahooNBA

    76er will acquire Nets' Andrei Kirilenko, a 2020 second rounder, right to swap 2018 seconds and cash for Brandon Davies, sources tell Yahoo.

  • 530d @NetsDaily

    League source confirms #Nets will wind up with $3.3m TE in this deal once smoke clears

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    Adrian Wojnarowski @WojYahooNBA

    Only one real trade in the works for Brooklyn: Once more, Nets-76ers trying to complete an Andrei Kirilenko deal, league sources tell Yahoo.

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    Marc Stein @ESPNSteinLine

    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

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    Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps

    Andrei Kirilenko is not with the Nets on this trip for personal reasons, according to the team.

  • Andrei Kirilenko Out Of Nets' Rotation

    Real GM Basketball "Andrei Kirilenko has fallen out of the Brooklyn Nets' rotation and was a healthy inactive for their game against the Miami Heat on Monday, saying he has "no idea" when he could receive playing time again. “It’s tough, but there’s nothing I can do,” Kirilenko said. “I’m not the one making..." November 18

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    Stefan Bondy @nydninternets

    Of note today: Andrei Kirilenko said he doesn't care if he starts, but expects his minutes to be more consistent under Hollins.

  • Kirilenko: I have no negativity towards Kidd

    ESPN New York "Brooklyn Nets forward Andrei Kirilenko said he does not harbor any animosity toward Jason Kidd for leaving the Nets to become the head coach of the Milwaukee Bucks. Kirilenko was quoted as being critical of Kidd in an interview with Russian tabloid newspaper SovSport in its Sunday editions...." July 21

  • Andrei Kirilenko: Jason Kidd ‘couldn’t handle’ pressure of coaching in New York

    Pro Basketball Talk "Andrei Kirilenko played sparingly for the Nets last season, due to a combination of dealing with injury and not being that high on then-head coach Jason Kidd’s list of favored players. Kirilenko averaged career lows in points, rebounds and minutes played, but shot a career high percentage from..." July 20

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    David Aldridge @daldridgetnt

    Andrei Kirilenko opts in with Brooklyn for next season at $3.3M, per source. Second year of two-year deal worth $6.5M.

  • 704d @NetsDaily

    Hearing Andrei Kirilenko will be back ... And get more playing time. He has a player option on second year of miniMLE.

  • Kirilenko makes return; Garnett questionable for Monday

    New York Post "The Nets got one of their key injured players back Saturday, and another could soon follow. Andrei Kirilenko returned to the floor for the first time since leaving Sunday’s win over the Kings in Brooklyn with a sprained right ankle, scoring five points in 12 minutes in the Nets’ 101-94 loss to..." March 16

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    Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps

    Nets announce Kirilenko will not play tonight.

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    Andy Vasquez @andy_vasquez

    Joe Johnson (knee), Andrei Kirilenko (calf) & Andray Blatche (hip) all participating at the end of today's Nets practice. All missed Monday.

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    Andy Vasquez @andy_vasquez

    Nets say Blatche (hip) is a gametime decision and Kirilenko (calf) is doubtful vs. Sixers tonight.

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    Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps

    No Kirilenko tonight for the Nets. Blatche is questionable.

  • 843d @NetsDaily

    Andrei Kirilenko will NOT play, Deron Williams will again come off the bench tonight vs. Thunder. #Nets

  • 844d
    Andy Vasquez @andy_vasquez

    Nets say the MRI on Kirilenko's calf was negative. He remains day-to-day.

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    Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps

    No Kirilenko (right calf) again today in practice. Questionable for tomorrow.

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    Andy Vasquez @andy_vasquez

    Jason Kidd said that the plan is for Andrei Kirilenko to play around 10-12 minutes tonight in OKC.

  • Nets' Andrei Kirilenko to return tonight against Spurs

    CBS Sports "The Nets will get a little help to bring in 2014 as Andrei Kirilenko is expected to return to the lineup Tuesday against the Spurs. Kirilenko has appeared in only four games this season for the Nets because of back spasms. But he practiced fully over the weekend and has been cleared to..." December 31

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    Stefan Bondy @NYDNInterNets

    Andrei Kirilenko and Andray Blatche are indeed out tonight against the Pacers.

  • So much for that: Andrei Kirilenko OUT vs. Bucks, may not make road trip

    The Brooklyn Game "Andrei Kirilenko -- and the Nets -- will have to wait at least one more day. The Brooklyn Nets forward expected to play Friday night against the Milwaukee Bucks, going so far as to tell a fan on Instagram that he'd play in the game after Christmas. But the Nets released their official injury..." December 27

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    Rod Boone @rodboone

    Jason Kidd said Andrei Kirilenko (back spasms) is out for today's noon tip vs. #Bulls. So no AK-47 to unwrap under the tree.

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    Stefan Bondy @NYDNInterNets

    Andrei Kirilenko is out tonight for the Nets. Jason Terry is a gametime decision

  • Andrei Kirilenko 'hopes to play' around Christmas time

    Nets Daily "Andrei Kirilenko told the media prior to the start of the Nets game against the 76ers that he is hoping to return to action sometime around Christmas. Kirilenko hasn't played since November 8, due to back spasms." December 16

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    Stefan Bondy @NYDNInterNets

    Deron Williams and Paul Pierce returned to practice today. Terry and Kirilenko were out.

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    Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps

    Same four guys -- Williams, Terry, Pierce, Kirilenko -- are out for the Nets tonight.

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    Al Iannazzone @Al_Iannazzone

    At nets shootaround, Deron Williams, Kirilenko, Pierce and terry are out tonight

  • Kirilenko feels ‘awful’ about not being able to play

    New York Post "Andrei Kirilenko’s timetable to return to the Nets still is unclear. “I feel awful,” Kirilenko told The Post about not being able to help his teammates on the court. “But what can I do?” He can’t get on the floor, unfortunately for him and the Nets, managing just 51 minutes across four games..." December 04

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    Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps

    Once again, Williams, Lopez, Kirilenko and Terry are out for the Nets tonight.

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    Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps

    Williams, Lopez, Kirilenko and Terry all out again today against Detroit.

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    Rod Boone @rodboone

    Brook, Deron, Jason Terry and Andrei Kirilenko are out vs. #Wolves tonight.

  • Nets' Kirilenko received injection into his back over a week ago

    New York Daily News "Andrei Kirilenko received in an injection in his back over a week ago that has delayed his return, the small forward told the Daily News. The 32-year-old missed the last six games with back spasms, a recurring pain that kept him home for last week’s West Coast trip. The Nets never revealed..." November 21

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    Brooklyn Nets @BrooklynNets

    Injury update for tonight at Charlotte: @jasonterry31 (bruised left knee) is a GTD, Lopez (ankle) and Kirilenko (back) are OUT. #Nets

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    Barbara Barker @meanbarb

    JKidd says that Kirlenko (back spasms) has been working out and will join team on the trip this week. #Nets

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    The Brooklyn Game @TheBKGame

    #Nets Williams, Lopez, Kirilenko are OUT tonight. Garnett is probable. Pierce is a game-time decision.

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    Rod Boone @rodboone

    #Nets say Andrei Kirilenko (back spasms) will not make 3-game West Coast swing. Makes sense. NJ-Sac+Sac-PHX+PHX-LA+LA-NJ = lot of flyin time

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    Barbara Barker @meanbarb

    No timetable for Kirilenko, says Kidd,calling him day-to-day. #Nets

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    Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps

    Kirilenko says he got the "green light" for tomorrow. Isn't sure about how many minutes, but unless something happens he'll be out there.

  • 937d
    Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps

    Kirilenko says he's out tonight but is still hopeful for Friday. Says he needs to play 5-on-5. Hopes to do so tomorrow.

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    Rod Boone @rodboone

    Andrei Kirilenko said he's unsure about his status for tomorrow vs. #Cavs. Said he feels better, but sounds like he's targeting #Heat Friday

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  • Paul Pierce, Andrei Kirilenko miss practice

    New York Post "Prevention beats cure. So caution was a buzzword at Nets practice Sunday. Paul Pierce was held out because of a jammed big toe, a condition suffered in the last preseason game at Miami on Friday but not believed serious. Andrei Kirilenko’s back spasms, though, continue to be a concern...." October 28

  • No wrongdoing found in Nets' signing of Andrei Kirilenko

    Sporting News "When Andrei Kirilenko decided to bolt the Minnesota Timberwolves for the Brooklyn Nets it was impossible for him to leave unnoticed. This was not because of what he meant to the Wolves although his defense and rebounding ability meant plenty. And his offensive prowess wasn't the burning topic..." September 17

  • Kirilenko signing truly a deal of fortune for Nets

    New York Post "Eyebrows were raised around the NBA when the Nets managed to land Andrei Kirilenko at a discount rate Thursday. But rather than some orchestrated plot between the team’s Russian owner, Mikhail Prokhorov, and the NBA’s best-ever Russian player coming to play in Brooklyn, the Nets instead were..." July 13

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