Of note today: Andrei Kirilenko said he doesn't care if he starts, but expects his minutes to be more consistent under Hollins.
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
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
Andrei Kirilenko opts in with Brooklyn for next season at $3.3M, per source. Second year of two-year deal worth $6.5M.
Hearing Andrei Kirilenko will be back ... And get more playing time. He has a player option on second year of miniMLE.
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
Nets announce Kirilenko will not play tonight.
Joe Johnson (knee), Andrei Kirilenko (calf) & Andray Blatche (hip) all participating at the end of today's Nets practice. All missed Monday.
Nets say Blatche (hip) is a gametime decision and Kirilenko (calf) is doubtful vs. Sixers tonight.
No Kirilenko tonight for the Nets. Blatche is questionable.
Nets say the MRI on Kirilenko's calf was negative. He remains day-to-day.
No Kirilenko (right calf) again today in practice. Questionable for tomorrow.
Jason Kidd said that the plan is for Andrei Kirilenko to play around 10-12 minutes tonight in OKC.
CBSSports.com "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
Andrei Kirilenko and Andray Blatche are indeed out tonight against the Pacers.
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
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.
Andrei Kirilenko is out tonight for the Nets. Jason Terry is a gametime decision
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
Deron Williams and Paul Pierce returned to practice today. Terry and Kirilenko were out.
Same four guys -- Williams, Terry, Pierce, Kirilenko -- are out for the Nets tonight.
At nets shootaround, Deron Williams, Kirilenko, Pierce and terry are out tonight
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
Once again, Williams, Lopez, Kirilenko and Terry are out for the Nets tonight.
Williams, Lopez, Kirilenko and Terry all out again today against Detroit.
Brook, Deron, Jason Terry and Andrei Kirilenko are out vs. #Wolves tonight.
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
JKidd says that Kirlenko (back spasms) has been working out and will join team on the trip this week. #Nets
#Nets Williams, Lopez, Kirilenko are OUT tonight. Garnett is probable. Pierce is a game-time decision.
#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
No timetable for Kirilenko, says Kidd,calling him day-to-day. #Nets
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.
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.
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
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
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
Yahoo! Sports "The San Antonio Spurs' exploration of acquiring free-agent forward Andrei Kirilenko in a sign-and-trade agreement with the Minnesota Timberwolves has passed without completion, league sources told Yahoo! Sports. The Spurs seriously considered a multiyear offer for Kirilenko, but Minnesota..." July 10
Andrei Kirilenko is still not an option at SF for the Kings at this time, I am told.
Minneapolis Star Tribune "I spoke with Andrei Kirilenko from the south of France just a few minutes ago and he said he probably won't decide whether to pick up his $10 million-plus option for next year until after next week's draft. Kirilenko has until June 29 to make up his mind, a curious date because it's two days..." June 21
Minneapolis Star Tribune "I spoke with Andrei Kirilenko from the south of France just a few minutes ago and he said he probably won't decide whether to pick up his $10 million-plus option for next year until after next week's draft. Kirilenko has until June 29 to make up his mind, a curious date because it's two days..." June 20
Fox Sports North "Flip Saunders' pre-draft mission isn't limited to scouring the 2013 class for potential sleeper picks. While that's been the bulk of his workload this week, the Minnesota Timberwolves president of basketball operations has plenty of in-house chores on his to-do list, even if they mean going..." May 30
Minneapolis Star Tribune "After playing the month of March with just nine healthy players, the Timberwolves got reinforcements Sunday when center Nikola Pekovic and forward Andrei Kirilenko returned. Pekovic had missed eight games with an abdominal strain, Kirilenko nine games with a left calf strain. Both started..." March 18
No AK (Kirilenko), No Pek (Pekovic) tonight. Again.
Pekovic and AK out thru Sunday's Dallas game and then will be reevaluated
Twolves will be without Andrei Kirilenko (left calf strain) and Pekovic (strained abdominal muscle) tonight vs. Heat.
Minneapolis Star Tribune "The way his season is going -- very much like his last couple of NBA seasons -- Timberwolves forward Andrei Kirilenko sounds ready to adopt a custom from the old country if it'll keep him healthy. Kirilenko's strained calf sustained early in Tuesday's 84-83 overtime loss at Phoenix follows back..." February 28