Tag:

Andrei Kirilenko

Reporter Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports reported trade talks involving Andrei Kirilenko have been complicated by an unspecified family issue that will require him to remain in New York and with the Brooklyn Nets until January or February. (Yahoo! Sports, Nov. 29).

Wojnarowski reported the Cleveland Cavaliers and Los Angeles Clippers are interested in Kirilenko, 33, who has played in only seven games and is averaging 5.1 minutes under first-year Nets coach Lionel Hollins. Kirilenko missed games on the Nets' recent West Coast trip to attend to the family issue. Wojnarowski also reported the Nets are willing to wait until the February trade deadline, when they'll have more leverage and won't have to add draft picks to the deal.

Tags: Andrei Kirilenko, Nets, Jerry McGuire
Comments

The Nets announced this morning that Andrei Kirilenko is doubtful for tonight's game against the Philadelphia 76ers, and Andray Blatche will be a game-time decision.

Blatche is dealing with bruised left hip, an injury originally suffered Friday night against Oklahoma City. He sat out of Saturday's game against the Indiana Pacers.

Kirilenko has missed Brooklyn's last two games due to a sore calf muscle in his right leg. Kirilenko also?missed 26 games earlier this season due to bouts of back spasms.

Tags: andray blatche, Andrei Kirilenko, Brooklyn Nets, injury, injury report, NBA, Nets, nets
Read More
Comments

Jason Terry and Andrei Kirilenko both participated in walk through drills today.

The Nets did not have a formal practice. Instead, the team watched tape, had meetings, and shot around.

Terry and Kirilenko have both been sidelined for weeks, and no solid information is available on their returns. Kirilenko speculated he could be back some time next week.

Tags: AK47, Andrei Kirilenko, Brooklyn Nets, injury, jason terry, Nets, nets, Brian Erni
Comments

Andrei Kirilenko could return next week.

Kirilenko told Rod Boone that, while his constant setbacks from his back spasms have been frustrating, he thinks he'll be ready to go sometime next week.

[sny-box]"Right now, it?s just a matter of getting into shape, getting rhythm, getting into basketball stuff. Even tonight, I?m hoping to get some shots up [in pregame]. I?ve got begin to get some movement to kind of speed it up. Not to speed it up recovery-wise, but speed it up moving and getting into the right rhythm.?It?s very tough to give you an exact date [...] I?m planning to play before [the New Year] I?m planning. But again, we don?t know how it will go. But I definitely should be ready for one of those home games we have around Christmas time.?[/sny-box]

Tags: AK47, Andrei Kirilenko, Brooklyn Nets, injury, Nets, nets, Brian Erni
Read More
Comments

Deron Williams (ankle), Paul Pierce (hand), Andrei Kirilenko (back) and Jason Terry (knee) have been ruled out of tonight's game with the Nuggets at the Barclays Center.

The four players were expected out tonight, and they were the only Nets on the injury report. The Nets will have an 11-man bench tonight.

Shaun Livingston or Tyshawn Taylor will start at point guard in place of Williams, and Alan Anderson will start at small forward in place of Pierce.

Tags: Andrei Kirilenko, Brooklyn Nets, deron williams, injury, injury report, jason terry, NBA, Nets, nets, paul pierce
Comments

In a recent interview with Russian sports website RSport.ru, Nets forward Andrei Kirilenko criticized the Nets' inability to execute on the court, saying among other things that the team does not get enough easy points.

Kirilenko, who has been limited to just four games this season due to back spasms, praised rookie head coach Jason Kidd, calling him a "really good dude," and said that he can't quite pinpoint exactly why the results have not come for Brooklyn.

?We don?t get enough easy points,? Kirilenko told Nadia Perepechko of R-Sport, who translated some of the quotes on an English section of the Russian site.

Tags: Andrei Kirilenko, Brooklyn Nets, Jason Kidd, Nets, nets
Read More
Comments

In recent years, the Nets have had a bit of a revolving door at the small forward and power forward spots. They've typically had a strong back court, but often times lacked a front court that was a sufficient compliment. Brook Lopez emerged as an All-Star last season as the Nets got back to the NBA postseason, but the two forward spots were still obvious weak spots that needed to be addressed this offseason. And addressed they were.

A lot of times, filling a need works better in theory than in reality, but for Brooklyn, the reality of filling those holes in the front court manifested in a way few could have dreamed of. Out go Gerard Wallace and Kris Humphries, in come future Hall of Famers Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett. Suddenly, the Nets' front court is as good on paper as it's been in a long time, and it goes far beyond the two Boston imports.

The trio of Lopez, Garnett and Pierce will get the majority of the attention, and with a combined 26 All-Star selections, that's no surprise. But the big men coming off the bench are no joke either, as Jim Mancari discussed earlier. Andray Blatche is coming off an outstanding first season in Brooklyn, and he may see a lot more minutes this year as part of a "Twin Towers" package alongside Brook Lopez. The two 7-footers have been a dynamic duo when they've played together, and that hasn't gone unnoticed by the coaching staff.

Tags: andray blatche, Andrei Kirilenko, brook lopez, Brooklyn Nets, front court, kevin garnett, NBA, Nets, nets, paul pierce
Read More
Comments

Andrei Kirilenko was widely expected to be present when the Brooklyn Nets held their press conference at Barclays Center to introduce the newest members of the team from their blockbuster trade with the Boston Celtics. He was not present with Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce and Jason Terry, though.

Andrei Kirilenko

He was overseas attending to some personal obligations, and as a result, could not make it.

Tags: Andrei Kirilenko, Brooklyn Nets, Columns, nets
Read More
Comments