Brooklyn, NY (Sports Network) - The Brooklyn Nets made the Andrei Kirilenko
signing official on Friday.
No terms were announced, but multiple reports indicated the 32-year-old
Russian forward signed a two-year deal worth the mini mid-level exception,
with the second year a player option.
"We are very pleased to add Andrei to our roster," said Nets general manager
Billy King said in a statement. "He is a proven NBA veteran with a unique
skill set, and his addition provides our team with increased frontcourt
Kirilenko was due to make $10 million with the Minnesota Timberwolves
next season, but opted out in favor of a multi-year contract.
Selected by Utah with the 24th overall pick in the 1999 NBA Draft, the 6-
foot-9 Kirilenko played for the Jazz from 2001-2011 before playing one year
for the Euroleague's CSKA Moscow. He returned to the NBA this past season,
averaging 12.4 points, 5.7 rebounds and 2.8 assists in 64 games with the
For his career, Kirilenko has averaged 12.4 points, 5.6 rebounds, 2.8 assists
and 1.9 blocks in 745 games.
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