Height: 6’9″ Weight: 235 lbs. Date of Birth: February 18, 1981 Years Pro: 12 Before NBA: CSKA Moscow (Russia) Drafted: 24th overall, 1999 NBA Draft Nickname: AK-47 – Full Stats – Hey, remember when the league grew suspicious over Andrei Kirilenko’s decision to opt out of his $10.2 million deal with the T-Wolves and sign […]

Andrei Kirilenko sits out practice with back tightness

Andrei Kirilenko

BY ANTHONY PIGNATTI Here we go again? It’s just the second day of camp, and Andrei Kirilenko missed practice today due to a back issue. Kirilenko missed 37 games last season, most notably because of back spasms, which he described as “the worst of my career.” Today, the issue is being described as a “tight […]

Andrei Kirilenko and the changing of the guard

Andrei Kirilenko: 45 G, 4 GS, 19.0 MPG, 5.0 PPG, 3.2 RPG, 1.6 APG, 0.89 SPG, 0.42 BPG, .513 FG% .200 3P%, .513 FT%, 12.48 PER, 0.8 EWA Andrei Kirilenko changed his production in a subtle way: though he’s been known throughout his career as a stat-stuffer, including the only small forward in NBA history […]

The Morning After: Time to Get Serious?

Nets Raptors Basketball

  What had happened was: The Nets cast aside their usual uniforms and instead collectively donned a massive white flag in the final game of the regular season, which they lost 114-85 to the Cleveland Cavaliers. The game mercifully brought to an end a streak of uninspired, boring basketball the Nets largely played over the […]

The Morning After: Nets Suffocate Nuggets

The Morning After: Nets Suffocate Nuggets

  Here’s a roundup of last night’s Nets festivites: What happened: The Nets thoroughly obliterated a Denver Nuggets team that is a shell of its healthy self, setting the tone early by going up 29-8 after the first quarter and never letting it get closer than 20 points in atypical Nets fashion. The Nets won the […]

Injury bug waning? Johnson, Kirilenko, Blatche expected back vs. Spurs

Mike Miller, Andray Blatche

The Nets may have something close to a full roster — without Brook Lopez, of course — when they face the San Antonio Spurs on Thursday. Guard Joe Johnson, forward Andrei Kirilenko, and center Andray Blatche all did physical work with the team in today’s practice, getting through without any injuries, according to reports from […]