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Andrei Kirilenko | Forward

Team: Philadelphia 76ers
Age / DOB:  (33) / 2/18/1981
Ht / Wt:  6'9' / 235
College: None
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The 76ers have reportedly suspended Andrei Kirilenko for failing to report to the team.
This is a strange development, and it's looking like the tankers have no intention of waiving Kirilenko any time soon. AK-47 has made it clear he has no intention of suiting up for the 76ers, so GM Sam Hinkie is likely holding onto him with the hopes he can turn him into a trade asset at some point. Kirilenko belongs on the waiver wire in all formats. Jan 9 - 10:37 AM

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According to two sources with inside knowledge of the 76ers-Nets negotiations, the 76ers had agreed to release Andrei Kirilenko after the trade was consummated, but did not follow through on the deal.

Kirilenko wanted to become a free agent, and the Nets had other trade partners available, but decided to deal AK-47 to the 76ers so that he could indeed be waived and sign with a team of his choosing. He obviously has no desire to play for the 76ers, and perhaps Hinkie is holding onto him as a potential asset in a future trade. Nonetheless, not going through with a handshake deal could earn Hinkie the reputation of someone that is not to be trusted.
Jan 9 - 9:44 AM

Andrei Kirilenko (personal) is still away from the 76ers, and will not play against the Jazz on Saturday.

He is reportedly tending to a family issue, but we won't speculate as to what is really going on. He clearly does not want to play for the lowly 76ers, and it is highly unlikely that he remains with the team past the trade deadline. We will pass along any further updates as needed, but Kirilenko can be ignored in almost all leagues.
Sat, Dec 27, 2014 12:13:00 PM

The 76ers want Andrei Kirilenko to report to the team and prepare to play.

The team is unlikely to keep him past the deadline. Kirilenko has been dealing with a family medical issues since being traded from Brooklyn, but the 76ers feel that it's not too much to ask from Kirilenko because NY isn't far from Philly. Regardless, he has no fantasy value.
Tue, Dec 23, 2014 12:06:00 PM

Andrei Kirilenko is done playing in the NBA for the time being, according to Jeff Zillgitt of USA Today.

Kirilenko hadn't played for the Nets since November 14 and his trade to the 76ers doesn't hold much more promise. Kirilenko is likely to be waived by the 76ers and will reportedly take some time away from the NBA. There is a chance he ends up on a team's roster later in the season, but AK-47 can be safely dropped from fantasy rosters.
Thu, Dec 11, 2014 10:55:00 AM

Andrei Kirilenko has been traded to the 76ers.

He is likely to be waived and will likely wind up with another team. Perhaps he heads to Utah or a contender, but obviously teams aren't going to be in hot pursuit of Kirilenko. He can be cut just about everywhere in fantasy leagues.
Wed, Dec 10, 2014 09:16:00 PM

Andrei Kirilenko (personal) is out for Wednesday's game against the Bulls.

The Nets are in desperate need for bodies with Brook Lopez (back) and Joe Johnson (flu) already ruled out for Wednesday, so it speaks volumes that the Nets aren't willing to use AK-47 no matter what. Kirilenko has seen his name pop up in several trade rumors, but he likely won't have a role wherever he ends up as his glory days are likely gone. Feel free to leave him on the waiver wire.
Wed, Dec 10, 2014 09:58:00 AM

The Nets have re-engaged in trade talks that would send Andrei Kirilenko and a second-round draft pick to the 76ers.

If this deal gets done, the Sixers would promptly waive Kirilenko, as they're only interested in the draft pick. It will be interesting to see where AK-47 winds up if this deal is completed, as the Clippers and Cavaliers have both expressed interest in adding the veteran swingman. However, he’d likely be constrained to a minimal bench role wherever he lands, so he can remain on the waiver wire in all but the deepest of leagues.
Tue, Dec 9, 2014 04:21:00 PM

Andrei Kirilenko (personal) will miss Wednesday's game against the Bulls.

There aren't any fantasy implications here as Kirilenko hasn't suited up for the Nets since November 14. While the 33-year-old could be a rotation player for another NBA team, the Nets' unwillingness to use Kirilenko should keep him off fantasy rosters for the time being.
Tue, Dec 9, 2014 01:29:00 PM

Andrei Kirilenko (personal) sat out of practice again on Sunday.

He is clearly not wanted in Brooklyn, and the Jazz trade rumors don't seem to be going away. Until Kirilenko is back on the court, he won't be worth owning in almost any league.
Sun, Dec 7, 2014 12:24:00 PM

Andrei Kirilenko could be traded to Utah and the Jazz have discussed it, according to Jody Genessy of the Deseret News.

He was a fantasy star with the Jazz a decade ago and perhaps a move back to Utah would help him. Kirilenko hasn't played since Nov. 13 and is probably done getting playing time with the Nets. There's almost no reason to stash him anywhere right now.
Sat, Dec 6, 2014 05:27:00 PM

Confirming an earlier report, Andrei Kirilenko returned to Nets practice on Monday.

AK-47 is back with the team, but not much detail was provided other than that and he's unlikely to be traveling with the team for road games due to his personal issue. He's not a fantasy option, and it would be surprising if he suddenly started playing after weeks of inactivity.
Mon, Dec 1, 2014 12:47:00 PM

In a surprising move, Andrei Kirilenko (personal) is expected to return to Nets practice on Monday, a source tells NetsDaily.

Well then. Kirilenko was thought to be out indefinitely while attending to a family matter (and waiting out a trade), but apparently he'll be back on Monday. That guarantees him absolutely nothing under coach Lionel Hollins, but the Nets are such a mess that Brooklyn may want to see if AK-47 has anything left in the tank.
Mon, Dec 1, 2014 09:22:00 AM

Andrei Kirilenko and Markel Brown will be inactive for Sunday's game vs. the Bulls.

Neither of these guys should be on a roster in any format as both AK-47 and Brown are completely out of the rotation. Move along, nothing to see here.
Sun, Nov 30, 2014 02:39:00 PM

Andrei Kirilenko is now unlikely to be traded in the foreseeable future.

He is dealing with some for of family matter in New York and it could keep him in the state until January or February. The report adds that Kirilenko has all the power while the Cavs and Clippers remain interested. He is out of the rotation and is not worth owning in any league.
Sat, Nov 29, 2014 02:21:00 PM

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