Does Russian Euroleague star Andrei Kirilenko still want to play for the Nets? According to him, he hasn’t yet ruled out the possibility. While training with the Russian team for the Olympics, a reporter had the following conversation will AK-47:
- One can not ask about your club career? When will you make a final decision?
- I do not know. Before me is a very serious dilemma. There are several scenarios.
- Is one of them – “Brooklyn Nets”?
- Maybe “Brooklyn Nets”, and perhaps with CSKA Moscow …
The Nets now have 14 players committed to the roster next season, which makes it extremely unlikely that Kirilenko would be added. However, he is very close with his fellow countryman and Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov and former teammate Deron Williams while in Utah. Kirilenko was the MVP of the Euroleague last season and is an excellent defender. He can definitely help an NBA team and add depth to the Nets frontcourt. Even though it would be nice to sign Kirilenko, I would be surprised to see him in a Brooklyn uniform on opening night at Barclays.