Nets Reportedly Finalizing Andrei Kirilenko Trade to Philly

by December 10, 2014
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The Brooklyn Nets, despite their denials, are doing everything possible to rid themselves of Andrei Kirilenko.

AK-47 has only played 36 minutes in total for the Nets this season, and according to Yahoo! Sports, he could soon be traded to Philadelphia.

The Sixers, naturally, would then send Kirilenko on his way:

Kirilenko, 33, is in the final year of a $3.3 million contract and would be waived in Philadelphia should the deal be completed, sources said. Kirilenko would become a free agent, but it could still be several weeks – even months – before he’s ready to sign a deal to play elsewhere this season, sources said.

 

The Nets would include a second-round pick to the 76ers in the deal, sources said. Team officials are still discussing who the Nets would take back in a trade – a player likely to be on a non-guaranteed contract. […] Kirilenko, who fell out of favor with Nets coach Lionel Hollins, is attending to a family matter in the New York area that could limit his willingness to travel until sometime in early 2015, sources said.

  

The Cleveland Cavaliers and Los Angeles Clippers are among the contenders with needs at small forward who’ll wait to see if Kirilenko is interested in signing a free-agent deal upon clearing waivers. Kirilenko has history with Cavaliers coach David Blatt, who coached him on the Russian national team.