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Andrei Kirilenko | Forward

Team: Brooklyn Nets
Age / DOB:  (33) / 2/18/1981
Ht / Wt:  6'9' / 235
College: None
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Andrei Kirilenko played 20 minutes and had four points, three rebounds, one assist and four steals on 2-of-3 shooting in Tuesday's Game 2 loss.
He didn't even get off the bench in Game 1, so tonight's performance was clearly an improvement. Mason Plumlee also came off the bench for four points, six rebounds, two steals and two blocks in the loss. Apr 22 - 10:34 PM

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Andrei Kirilenko said that he was "a little bit surprised" about his DNP-CD in Game 1 on Saturday, but he supported coach Jason Kidd's rotation.

"When I watched the game everybody played so well," Kirilenko said. "I didn’t even see a position for me to fill-in ... Coach, I think, made the right decision. I want to play, but it’s all right." Alan Anderson poached Kirilenko's playing time but Kidd said his rotations could change on a game-by-game basis, so AK may return to action in Game 2.
Source: ESPN.com
Apr 21 - 9:04 AM

Andrei Kirilenko didn't play for the Nets in Saturday's Game 1 win, but isn't injured.

He's just out of the rotation, according to coach Jason Kidd. If you grabbed AK-47 in a playoff league and have waiver moves available, dropping him for an Atlanta Hawk makes sense.
Apr 19 - 10:02 PM

Andrei Kirilenko never left the Nets' bench during Saturday's Game 1 victory.

Jason Kidd used a true 10-man rotation with Marcus Thornton, Alan Anderson, Mirza Teletovic, Mason Plumlee and Andray Blatche as his second unit. That makes Kirilenko's absence even more conspicuous, and he'd averaged 26 minutes over the final five games of the regular season with Brooklyn resting regular starters for the playoffs. The Nets won on the road on Saturday so there's a good chance AK will be rooted to the bench again on Tuesday.
Apr 19 - 5:04 PM

Andrei Kirilenko will start vs. the Hawks on Friday.

He's not exactly a minutes monster and coach Jason Kidd probably shouldn't give him much playing time as a precautionary measure. With Shaun Livingston (toe) and Alan Anderson (abdominal) out, Marcus Thornton is probably the big winner of all these inactives on the wing.
Apr 11 - 6:51 PM

Andrei Kirilenko did not score his return from an ankle injury on Friday, adding three boards, four assists, two steals and one block in 19 minutes.

He was a solid contributor and the Nets' second unit gets a lot of help with a guy like AK-47. Obviously, Kirilenko's fantasy value is nothing more than a plug-and-play guy. At least he didn't get hurt tonight after missing the last five games.
Apr 5 - 12:24 AM

Andrei Kirilenko (ankle) will play in Friday's game against the Pistons.

It will be Kirilenko's first game since March 23. Look for a bit role of 12-17 minutes off the bench.
Apr 4 - 10:21 AM

Andrei Kirilenko (sprained left ankle) is "likely to return" vs. the Pistons on Friday, according to Nets GM Billy King.

The Nets' priority is having Kirilenko health and in shape for the playoffs, so in all likelihood they'll ease him into the rotation with a small role off the bench. He's averaging just 5.2 points and 3.2 rebounds in 18 minutes per game this season.
Apr 3 - 9:48 AM

Andrei Kirilenko (ankle) will not play against the Knicks on Wednesday night.

He has been hurt for much of the season, but at least this injury not to his ailing back. Kirilenko is not worth owning and has no timetable to return.
Apr 2 - 5:40 PM

Andrei Kirilenko (ankle) will miss Tuesday's game against the Rockets.

Kirilenko still has a change to return this week as he had originally planned as the Nets have games on Wednesday and Friday, but this has shaped up to be a lost season for the 34-year-old. Any owners hanging on hoping for some AK-47 magic of years past should move on at this point and are better off giving Kirilenko's teammate Mirza Teletovic a look.
Apr 1 - 10:24 AM

Andrei Kirilenko (ankle) is targeting a return during the middle of this week.

The Nets play on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday during the middle portion of the week which means any of those three days could be his target date. Still, Kirilenko is not worth stashing in almost any format.
Mar 30 - 5:07 PM

Andrei Kirilenko (ankle) will miss Friday's game against the Cavs.

Kirilenko will miss his third consecutive game Friday and he'll need to play in five of the Nets' final 11 games to be able to say the he suited up for half of the team's games this season. It's been a disappointing season for fantasy owners who were hoping for a revitalized AK-47 this year and any owners who are still hanging on should feel free to drop him for healthier players like Miles Plumlee and Mirza Teletovic who have ably filled his role.
Mar 28 - 11:00 AM

Andrei Kirilenko (ankle) will not play against the Bobcats on Wednesday.

This will be his second game out of the lineup due to his sprain from Sunday. Kirilenko doesn't have the fastest recovery times and he should be considered doubtful for Friday. Miles Plumlee and Mirza Teletovic have stepped up in AK-47's minutes the most.
Mar 26 - 3:51 PM

Andrei Kirilenko (ankle) will not play vs. the Pelicans on Monday.

He suffered an ankle injury on Sunday night and is day-to-day. Kirilenko has been hurt for much of the season and he should be considered slightly doubtful for Wednesday's game vs. the Bobcats. He was walking with a limp while at the arena.
Mar 24 - 6:37 PM

Andrei Kirilenko left Sunday's game with a mild left ankle sprain and he will not return.

X-rays were negative and there's a chance that Kirilenko will be able to play on Monday, but we wouldn't bet on it given his age and injury history. Check back for updates following Monday's shootaround.
Mar 23 - 8:22 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Deron Williams
2Marquis Teague
3Jorge Gutierrez
SG1Shaun Livingston
2Marcus Thornton
SF1Joe Johnson
2Alan Anderson
3Andrei Kirilenko
PF1Paul Pierce
2Mirza Teletovic
C1Mason Plumlee
2Andray Blatche
3Kevin Garnett
4Jason Collins
5Brook Lopez