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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 is likely to be traded, and a few teams have emerged with some interest.
Philadelphia (of course) is said to be interested if it nets them an extra asset or two in the form of picks, while Cleveland is monitoring Kirilenko and the Jazz may have some interest in a reunion. In the Utah scenario, Kirilenko would be dealt after December 15 for Toure Murry and Jeremy Evans. Regardless of where he's ultimately sent, Kirilenko's days as an impact player are over. He remains away from the team indefinitely. Nov 24 - 9:25 AM

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Andrei Kirilenko still hasn't rejoined the Nets for "personal reasons" and the team is likely to either trade him or waive his contract.

A deal has been discussed with Philadelphia, involving Kirilenko and Sergey Karasev, but that wouldn't happen until Dec. 15 at the earliest. The Sixers' rotations are chaotic enough that AK and Karasev would be unlikely to hold reliable value in standard leagues, assuming they are even dealt to Philly.
Source: NJ.com
Nov 23 - 9:41 AM

The Sixers and Nets have been in talks to make a deal involving Andrei Kirilenko and Sergey Karasev.

Russian owner Mikhail Prokorov is probably not too thrilled about this. Kirilenko's time in Brooklyn is about done and he will likely be waived by the 76ers. He's not really worth owning in any league.
Nov 21 - 4:16 PM

Andrei Kirilenko (personal) is not traveling with the Nets on their current road trip, and head coach Lionel Hollins doesn't know when/if he'll return.

Kirilenko has completely fallen out of the Nets rotation, and sources are saying the situation may not be resolved until he's on another team. AK-47 isn't worth owning in any league, as most of his season averages fall on the right side of the decimal point, and when he's in uniform there's no guarantee he steps on the court. It's looking like he may have played his last game wearing a Brooklyn jersey.
Nov 21 - 1:13 PM

Andre Kirilenko told reporters that he doesn't know what to do to get back in the Nets' rotation.

Kirilenko said he spoke with Nets' head coach Lionel Hollins about the situation and appreciated the coach's honesty, but is still disappointed. AK-47 has played just 27 minutes this season, so fantasy owners can feel free to move on from the 33-year-old.
Nov 18 - 9:52 AM

Andrei Kirilenko picked up yet another DNP-CD on Saturday, and has only managed to play 27 minutes this season.

It keeps getting worse for him, and he has simply fallen completely out of the rotation. The fact that Bojan Bogdanovic is getting minutes, let alone starting, speaks volumes about Kirilenko this season. Owners can ignore AK-47 in almost all leagues until further notice.
Nov 16 - 10:57 AM

Andrei Kirilenko went scoreless in seven minutes off Brooklyn's bench on Saturday.

He contributed a solitary rebound to the Nets' winning effort, and his multi-cat contributions are a distant memory. With recent back injuries thrown into the mix, there's simply no reason to bother with AK in fantasy leagues.
Nov 2 - 12:10 AM

Andrei Kirilenko will start in place of Mirza Teletovic on Monday as the Nets take on the 76ers.

Head coach Lionel Hollins said that he just wants to get a different look with Kirilenko in the starting lineup, but Teletovic will play. Kirilenko is capable of putting up serviceable lines while healthy, but the problem is the only time AK-47 made it through a full 82-game season was his rookie year in 2001. Kirilenko was limited to just 45 games last season, and we wouldn't recommend drafting him in standard leagues.
Oct 20 - 6:46 PM

Andrei Kirilenko played 24 minutes and hit 3-of-7 shots, and 7-of-11 free throws for 13 points, six rebounds, three assists and two steals off the Nets bench on Tuesday.

He's been bothered by a back injury, as usual, but looked pretty good tonight. If he can ever stay healthy he'll be worth owning, but we're not recommending you go out of your way to draft him this year. He's in a battle with several players, including Bogdan Bogdanovic and Alan Anderson for the starting small forward job, and took a nice step forward on Tuesday.
Oct 8 - 1:43 AM

Andrei Kirilenko (back) was back at practice on Saturday.

He was a full participant and seems to have recovered quickly. Kirilenko's back has been a problem for about a decade and fantasy owners aren't going to want to have to deal with his injuries throughout the season.
Oct 4 - 5:03 PM

Andrei Kirilenko (back) was present for the non-contact portion of Thursday's practice.

While Alan Anderson (abdominal) and Sergey Karasev (foot) were unable to practice, the Nets were at least able to get Kirilenko on the floor for some of Thursday's practice. The 33-year-old still has a shot to win Brooklyn's starting small forward job, but fantasy owners shouldn't forget that he was only able to suit up for 45 games last season.
Oct 2 - 12:35 PM

Andrei Kirilenko (tight lower back) sat out practice again on Wednesday.

He's likely to be out for at least a few more days, and if last season is an indication this back issue could become a persistent issue. The starting SF job is within Kirilenko's reach, but he'll need to get healthy to claim it.
Oct 1 - 12:51 PM

Andrei Kirilenko did not participate in Sunday's practice due to tightness in his lower back, and he expects to be sidelined for 7-10 days.

Kirilenko has really struggled with back spasms throughout his career, and it's not a good sign that the problem has already reemerged before the season has even begun. He's clearly not capable of playing big minutes anymore, and he's not going to be worth drafting in standard leagues.
Sep 28 - 11:29 AM

Andrei Kirilenko ran with the starters at training camp on Saturday, according to Joe Johnson.

On Friday, coach Lionel Hollins said the starting job was expected to go to Bojan Bogdanovic or Alan Anderson, so we're not going to put too much stock into this report. Kirilenko isn't capable of playing big minutes and isn't worth drafting in standard leagues.
Sep 27 - 1:32 PM

Andre Kirilenko said that he is no longer experiencing back spasms.

Kirilenko said he's been working on core strength with the Nets strength and conditioning coach, Dr. Jeremy Bettle, and hasn't experienced any recent back spasms. The 33-year-old only played in 45 games last season and posted the lowest point, rebound, and steal averages of his career, so fantasy owners would be wise to look elsewhere on draft day.
Sep 23 - 11:48 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Deron Williams
2Jarrett Jack
3Jorge Gutierrez
SG1Joe Johnson
2Markel Brown
SF1Bojan Bogdanovic
2Andrei Kirilenko
3Alan Anderson
4Sergey Karasev
PF1Kevin Garnett
2Mirza Teletovic
3Cory Jefferson
C1Brook Lopez
2Mason Plumlee
3Jerome Jordan