While speaking with reporters, Nets forward Andrei Kirilenko said that he would not be ready to play tonight against the Cleveland Cavaliers. Though running a full practice Tuesday, Kirilenko was not expected to play in the opener.
Via Tim Bontemps of the New York Post:
Kirilenko says he's out tonight but is still hopeful for Friday. Says he needs to play 5-on-5. Hopes to do so tomorrow.
— Tim Bontemps (@TimBontemps) October 30, 2013
As always, Kirilenko and Nets hope he’ll be ready to go for the Nets home opener Friday versus the Miami Heat.