Andrei Kirilenko reportedly headed to Brooklyn on a two-year deal
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As was already widely assumed, Andrei Kirilenko won't be back with the Minnesota Timberwolves next season.
According to ESPNNewYork.com, Kirilenko has signed on with the Brooklyn Nets on a two-year contract with a player option for the second year. The deal is expected to be worth $3.1 million in its first year.
Kirilenko opted out of the final year of his two-year contract with the Wolves in June.
Guard Alexey Shved, who is close friends with Kirilenko -- a fellow native of Russia, said Wednesday at the Wolves' practice facility that Kirilenko mentioned in one of their recent conversations that he wanted "something different" in terms of where he would end up playing.
Kirilenko's contract figures with the Nets are vastly lower than the $10 million he would have made in his second year with the Wolves.