Brooklyn Nets Say They’re Not Shopping Andrei Kirilenko

Veteran forward Andrei Kirilenko was back at practice Monday, after missing 10 days tending to a personal matter. Kirilenko told reporters he likely won’t be accompanying his teammates on road trips.

Brooklyn Nets GM Billy King claims, that despite the rumors, the organization isn’t actively looking to unload the 33–year old.

As for head coach Lionel Hollins, he remains non-committal about taking AK47 out of his doghouse.

Per The Record:

Kirilenko wasn’t able to crack coach Lionel Hollins’ rotation. And at the beginning of his personal absence with the team, the Nets were reportedly shopping the 33-year-old for a trade. But Nets GM Billy King said that no move is in the works.


“He hasn’t been playing,” Nets general manager Billy King said. “And we had talked about possibly … moving him. Nothing is happening.”


On the possibility of Kirilenko getting back into the rotation, Hollins said only: “I don’t know. We’ll find out as we go forward.”