Jazz Could Aggressively Shop Kirilenko

by May 04, 2009

Kirilenko, who has one of the League’s most unappealing contracts, will have to go in order to keep Carlos Boozer, Mehmet Okur and Kyle Korver — all who can opt-out this summer: “It appears unlikely the Jazz can avoid being luxury-tax payers and bring back both Boozer and Andrei Kirilenko. Kirilenko is owed $34.3 million through ’10-11, an especially unappealing contract for teams trying to clear cap space for the summer of 2010. […] There could be a taker for Kirilenko’s contract in Golden State, where coach Don Nelson long has been among the Russian forward’s biggest fans.”