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Andrei Kirilenko | Forward

Team: Philadelphia 76ers
Age / DOB:  (34) / 2/18/1981
Ht / Wt:  6'9' / 235
College: None
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Andrei Kirilenko could choose to retire after his season in Russia concludes.
It’s probably my last season," Kirilenko said. "I’m still thinking about next year, but for this moment, I feel like this is the last season. I don’t know yet. There’s a lot of years in front of me. Change my occupation. I’m not going to be a player anymore. I still think I’m going to be connected to the basketball, somehow." Mar 23 - 10:33 AM
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Andrei Kirilenko has signed with CSKA Moscow.

Kirilenko will return home for the rest of the season after being waived by the Sixers and it looks like this is the end of his NBA career. "I am glad to be back to my favorite team, where I played in the beginning of my careeer, then in the middle of it," Kirilenko said. "I understand that the time has come to think about quitting as a pro player and in my opinion it is better to do it in my dear club’s uniform."
Source: CSKA Basket
Feb 24 - 9:26 AM

Andrei Kirilenko is expected to sign with CSKA Moscow once he clears waivers.

This could be the end of Kirilenko's NBA career and it's hard to blame him for not wanting to play for the lowly 76ers. We will let you know once the deal becomes official, but Kirilenko is well off the fantasy radar now.
Feb 22 - 12:03 PM

If Andrei Kirilenko clears waivers, he is reportedly eyeing a return to Europe according to Marc Stein of ESPN.

Teams such as the Clippers, Cavaliers or Heat may come calling, but Kirilenko has had a rough couple of years so a return to Europe makes a lot of sense. We will let you know where he ends up, but he is well off the fantasy radar in most leagues at the moment.
Feb 21 - 11:08 PM

76ers waive F Andrei Kirilenko.

He never played for the 76ers and hasn't played in a game since Nov. 13. Kirilenko probably won't get much interest from other teams and his career could be over. Although, maybe the Heat make a run at him. He was already suspended from the team, so the Philly roster remains at 15 players.
Feb 21 - 5:03 PM

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

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

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