Andrei Kirilenko Signs With Wolves

Andrei Kirilenko Signs With Wolves

Postby Texas Lakers Fan on Wed Jul 25, 2012 3:45 pm

Andrei Kirilenko Signs With Wolves

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The Minnesota Timberwolves are finalizing a two-year, $20 million deal with former Utah Jazz forward Andrei Kirilenko, according to a Yahoo! Sports report.

Sources close to the situation told ESPN.com's Marc Stein on Tuesday the Brooklyn Nets were making a hard push to land Kirilenko. A source also told Stein the Golden State Warriors were among the bidders for Kirilenko.

The 31-year-old spent 10 seasons with the Jazz before joining CSKA Moscow in his native Russia.

Also on Wednesday, the Timberwolves agreed to a multi-team trade with the Phoenix Suns and New Orleans Hornets that will send center Robin Lopez and forward Hakim Warrick from Phoenix to New Orleans, while moving forward Wesley Johnson and a first-round draft pick from Minnesota to Phoenix, a person familiar with the deal told The Associated Press.

The deal also sends guard Jerome Dyson and retiring center Brad Miller's $5.1 million contract from New Orleans to Minnesota, allowing the Timberwolves to clear space under the NBA's salary cap as they pursue free agents. Minnesota also will receive two second-round draft picks from New Orleans, while the Hornets will receive cash.

Minnesota general manager David Kahn declined to confirm the deal when asked about it on a conference call Wednesday, saying only that he is "not allowed to comment on anything that hasn't been consummated."


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Re: Andrei Kirilenko Signs With Wolves

Postby FabFourLakers on Wed Jul 25, 2012 4:47 pm

Yaaaaaa lockout achieved absolutely nothing!!!! :bang:
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Re: Andrei Kirilenko Signs With Wolves

Postby PurpleNGold1 on Wed Jul 25, 2012 4:50 pm

if the wolves can stay healthy cot damm rubio/roy/ak47/love/pek 6th d williams/ :man4:
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Re: Andrei Kirilenko Signs With Wolves

Postby bystander on Wed Jul 25, 2012 4:55 pm

FabFourLakers wrote:Yaaaaaa lockout achieved absolutely nothing!!!! :bang:


For a small market team like the Wolves, Andrei worth it. He will earn every dollar. Top 5 SF or Top 10 at worst.

James, Durant, Anthony, Pierce and Kirilenko.
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Re: Andrei Kirilenko Signs With Wolves

Postby FabFourLakers on Wed Jul 25, 2012 4:56 pm

PurpleNGold1 wrote:if the wolves can stay healthy cot damm rubio/roy/ak47/love/pek 6th d williams/ :man4:



oh dang i forgot they signed Roy...if he's even 50% of what he used to be, it's a good pick up. That IS a sick starting lineup...definitely 8th seed worthy..

Rubio
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Pretty solid from top to bottom. Hopefully Roy can be the player he once was....that'll be a great story.
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Re: Andrei Kirilenko Signs With Wolves

Postby purp n gold on Wed Jul 25, 2012 5:05 pm

Un-effing-believable. AK47 is getting 10 a season while we penned Nash at around 8 per? :man10: :man10:

Note to Kahn: The first sign of any success does not greenlight you to start spending irresponsibly.

Love will be a Laker soon enough :man10:
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Re: Andrei Kirilenko Signs With Wolves

Postby Rooscooter on Wed Jul 25, 2012 5:09 pm

Well..... 2005 AK47 was a very good player..... this version isn't worth the MLE much less 10 million a year.... He hasn't been a good player for a couple years now.....
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Re: Andrei Kirilenko Signs With Wolves

Postby Congo Cash on Wed Jul 25, 2012 6:03 pm

ak47 has been irrelevant for years... Another waste of money...
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Re: Andrei Kirilenko Signs With Wolves

Postby ZenMaster4President on Wed Jul 25, 2012 7:13 pm

I've seen him play internationally and for CSKA - and, taking the inferior competition into account, he still can play. 10mil worth of play? Nah.
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Re: Andrei Kirilenko Signs With Wolves

Postby Texas Lakers Fan on Wed Jul 25, 2012 7:58 pm

bystander wrote:
FabFourLakers wrote:Yaaaaaa lockout achieved absolutely nothing!!!! :bang:


For a small market team like the Wolves, Andrei worth it. He will earn every dollar. Top 5 SF or Top 10 at worst.

James, Durant, Anthony, Pierce and Kirilenko.

He's not top 10. Not anymore.
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Re: Andrei Kirilenko Signs With Wolves

Postby purp n gold on Wed Jul 25, 2012 7:59 pm

^ Co-sign. He had a huge year back in the Pre-Deron/Boozer days, but never quite lived up to that year again. In fact I think he had his good year when the Jazz still sported that graphic of the Rocky mountains on their jerseys!
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Re: Andrei Kirilenko Signs With Wolves

Postby Finwë on Wed Jul 25, 2012 8:57 pm

bystander wrote:
FabFourLakers wrote:Yaaaaaa lockout achieved absolutely nothing!!!! :bang:


For a small market team like the Wolves, Andrei worth it. He will earn every dollar. Top 5 SF or Top 10 at worst.

James, Durant, Anthony, Pierce and Kirilenko.

Granger, Deng, Iguodala, Gay, Batum....

I would also take Galinari, MWP, D. Williams, Hayward, Beasley & maybe G. Hill and C. Butler over Kirilenko (for the 2012-2013 season).
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Re: Andrei Kirilenko Signs With Wolves

Postby bystander on Wed Jul 25, 2012 10:19 pm

Finwë wrote:
bystander wrote:
FabFourLakers wrote:Yaaaaaa lockout achieved absolutely nothing!!!! :bang:


For a small market team like the Wolves, Andrei worth it. He will earn every dollar. Top 5 SF or Top 10 at worst.

James, Durant, Anthony, Pierce and Kirilenko.

Granger, Deng, Iguodala, Gay, Batum....

I would also take Galinari, MWP, D. Williams, Hayward, Beasley & maybe G. Hill and C. Butler over Kirilenko (for the 2012-2013 season).


^^ None of the above are better than Kirilenko. I have no doubt in my mind. His impact on the game is way bigger than all those players you mention.
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Re: Andrei Kirilenko Signs With Wolves

Postby The Rock on Wed Jul 25, 2012 10:32 pm

Good acquisition. They need defensive players and hes a good pickup
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Re: Andrei Kirilenko Signs With Wolves

Postby Texas Lakers Fan on Wed Jul 25, 2012 11:31 pm

bystander wrote:
Finwë wrote:
bystander wrote:
FabFourLakers wrote:Yaaaaaa lockout achieved absolutely nothing!!!! :bang:


For a small market team like the Wolves, Andrei worth it. He will earn every dollar. Top 5 SF or Top 10 at worst.

James, Durant, Anthony, Pierce and Kirilenko.

Granger, Deng, Iguodala, Gay, Batum....

I would also take Galinari, MWP, D. Williams, Hayward, Beasley & maybe G. Hill and C. Butler over Kirilenko (for the 2012-2013 season).


^^ None of the above are better than Kirilenko. I have no doubt in my mind. His impact on the game is way bigger than all those players you mention.

No it's not. Not even close. I'd even take World Peace over him.
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Re: Andrei Kirilenko Signs With Wolves

Postby Finwë on Wed Jul 25, 2012 11:37 pm

bystander wrote:
Finwë wrote:
bystander wrote:
FabFourLakers wrote:Yaaaaaa lockout achieved absolutely nothing!!!! :bang:


For a small market team like the Wolves, Andrei worth it. He will earn every dollar. Top 5 SF or Top 10 at worst.

James, Durant, Anthony, Pierce and Kirilenko.

Granger, Deng, Iguodala, Gay, Batum....

I would also take Galinari, MWP, D. Williams, Hayward, Beasley & maybe G. Hill and C. Butler over Kirilenko (for the 2012-2013 season).


^^ None of the above are better than Kirilenko. I have no doubt in my mind. His impact on the game is way bigger than all those players you mention.

Maybe 4 years ago... I don't see him being better than the first group of guys I mentioned at all. Maybe some of the guys in the second list I gave, but no way, for example, that Kirilenko is better than Rudy Gay..

Kirilenko, 2010/2011 (he didn't play in the NBA last season....):
Avg: 31.2 minutes, 11.7 pts, 0.467 FG, 0.367 3pt, 0.770 FT, 5.1 rebs, 3.0 ast, 1.3 spg, 1.2 bpg, 1.83 topg.

R. Gay, 2010/2011 (to compare them on same seasons):
Avg: 39.9 minutes, 20 pts, 0.471 FG, 0.396 3pt, 80% FT, 6.4 rebs, 2.3 ast, 1.5 spg, 0.8 bpg, 2.48 topg.
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Re: Andrei Kirilenko Signs With Wolves

Postby wcsoldier81 on Thu Jul 26, 2012 12:20 am

He bounced back great during the 2011 Euro and his season with CSKA ... now it's a matter of him being able or not to translate this level of play (again) in the NBA
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Re: Andrei Kirilenko Signs With Wolves

Postby bystander on Thu Jul 26, 2012 5:16 am

We'll see. Like wcsoldier81 says, it's all on him. If he plays at his highest level he's top5 for me.

BTW You can have rudy gay all day long, all for you. I wouldn't want him in my team unless he plays less than 20 minutes as a role player. Overpaid and overated. Also, MWP over Kirilenko, come on son. Let's be real here.
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Re: Andrei Kirilenko Signs With Wolves

Postby Texas Lakers Fan on Thu Jul 26, 2012 8:46 am

bystander wrote:We'll see. Like wcsoldier81 says, it's all on him. If he plays at his highest level he's top5 for me.

BTW You can have rudy gay all day long, all for you. I wouldn't want him in my team unless he plays less than 20 minutes as a role player. Overpaid and overated. Also, MWP over Kirilenko, come on son. Let's be real here.

Gay may be overrated, but he's still way better than Kirilenko. I really don't see what's wrong with saying World Peace is better than Kirilenko. Kirilenko looked good in Europe, but the competiton over there us not nearly as good as it is here in the United States.
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Postby Finwë on Thu Jul 26, 2012 11:39 am

bystander wrote:We'll see. Like wcsoldier81 says, it's all on him. If he plays at his highest level he's top5 for me.

BTW You can have rudy gay all day long, all for you. I wouldn't want him in my team unless he plays less than 20 minutes as a role player. Overpaid and overated. Also, MWP over Kirilenko, come on son. Let's be real here.

I just mentioned one example. I would also take a bunch of other SFs over Kirilenko. If it's because of his D (good shotblocker), I can take Deng and not lose a step or take Iguodala and have an even better defender. No way he's better than the guys I first listed.
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Re: Andrei Kirilenko Signs With Wolves

Postby Finwë on Thu Jul 26, 2012 11:40 am

bystander wrote:We'll see. Like wcsoldier81 says, it's all on him. If he plays at his highest level he's top5 for me.

BTW You can have rudy gay all day long, all for you. I wouldn't want him in my team unless he plays less than 20 minutes as a role player. Overpaid and overated. Also, MWP over Kirilenko, come on son. Let's be real here.

"but enough about Kirilenko"..
"The first time I ever saw my uniform hanging in the locker I put it on right away, and it just felt like I was putting on golden armour. From that day forward, I just called it 'the golden armour', it just felt like there was something mystical and magical about it" - Kobe Bryant.
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Re: Andrei Kirilenko Signs With Wolves

Postby FabFourLakers on Thu Jul 26, 2012 4:26 pm

Did i seriously just read that Kirilenko is a top 5 SF? Are we talking about 2005 AK47? This is 2012 now.

LeBron
Durant
Melo
Pierce
Gallo
Josh Smith
Iguodala
Granger
Deng
Gerald Wallace
Batum
MWP

I'm taking all 12 of those guys before I even think about Kirilenko. I cannot believe somebody referred to him as a top 5 SF. KeepBynum, for once, I agree with you.
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Re: Andrei Kirilenko Signs With Wolves

Postby retro_nights on Thu Jul 26, 2012 6:43 pm

no wonder he didnt sign with the nets.
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Re: Andrei Kirilenko Signs With Wolves

Postby Battle Tested20 on Thu Jul 26, 2012 7:45 pm

PurpleNGold1 wrote:if the wolves can stay healthy cot damm rubio/roy/ak47/love/pek 6th d williams/ :man4:

Let's relax a little bit... Have they gotten better? Definitely especially with Chase Budinger also coming off the bench, but there is no way they are a top 6 Western Conference team
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Re: Andrei Kirilenko Signs With Wolves

Postby jimbo327 on Thu Jul 26, 2012 8:04 pm

Who cares. Terrible contract BTW. Crazy Kahn.
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