Browsing Andrei Kirilenko

Brooklyn Nets – Paul Pierce With a Forgettable Debut

Posted on 9 Oct, 2013, by in NBA

The first game of the preseason was a chance for new head coach Jason Kidd to get his first win, and for the Brooklyn Nets to show the depth they have on bench, which they’re going to need if Paul Pierce is going to play as badly as he did on his debut. More

NBA Rumors – Brooklyn Nets Signing Andrei Kirilenko Suspicious to Some

Posted on 12 Jul, 2013, by in NBA

The facts: Andrei Kirilenko opted out of next season’s deal with the Minnesota Timberwolves, worth $10.2 million, and signed with the Brooklyn Nets on a two-year deal worth $3.2 million a season. Suspicious? Some teams around the NBA think so. More

NBA Rumors – Dallas Mavericks, Memphis Grizzlies or Utah Jazz Interested in Signing Andrei Kirilenko

Posted on 10 Jul, 2013, by in NBA

It seems that the chances of Andrei Kirilenko playing for the San Antonio Spurs next season are fading away, so this makes the Utah Jazz, Memphis Grizzlies and Dallas Mavericks as the next in line to pick up the Russian forward, leaving the Minnesota Timberwolves after last season. More

NBA Rumors – San Antonio Spurs Trying to Sign Andrei Kirilenko

Posted on 2 Jul, 2013, by in NBA

It’s not quite clear if Andrei Kirilenko opted out of his contract with the Minnesota Timberwolves to try and get more money or to play for a team that might be able to contend for something. While they will be trying to bring him back, the San Antonio Spurs lurking will make it very difficult. More

Minnesota Timberwolves – Ricky Rubio Loves Spoiling the Party

Posted on 30 Mar, 2013, by in NBA

What’s left for the Minnesota Timberwolves this season? Spoil it for other teams, while trying to get as much cohesion and clarity regarding the guys who’ll still be with the team next season. The first name on that list is Ricky Rubio, who played his part as giant slayer, denting a huge and possibly final blow to the Oklahoma City Thunder, still trying to win the number one seed in the Western Conference. More

Best Perimeter Defenders in the NBA

Posted on 30 Jan, 2013, by in Featured

Stats don’t do players justice when it comes to defense; blocks and steals don’t usually tell the whole story. Everyone knows LeBron James is a great defender anywhere on the court, and so are guys like Josh Smith and Andrei Kirilenko. There are more numbers and figures that help shine a light over those who don’t usually get recognized for their defensive work on the perimeter. More

Minnesota Timberwolves – Andrei Kirilenko Turns the Tide

Posted on 20 Jan, 2013, by in NBA

It’s been rough for the Minnesota Timberwolves lately – injuries to Kevin Love and other players; Ricky Rubio not having the easiest time on his comeback. Andrei Kirilenko has been one of the positives constants this season in Minnesota, and facing a Houston Rockets team in terrible form, along with its struggling superstar James Harden, helped get back to winning ways. More

Minnesota Timberwolves – Ricky Rubio Closer to Where he Needs to be At

Posted on 9 Jan, 2013, by in NBA

A big reason for the Minnesota Timberwolves turning once again into a popular team is Ricky Rubio, who is slowly recovering from his injury and returning to his form from last season. More

Minnesota Timberwolves – Losing Kevin Love Isn’t so Bad

Posted on 4 Jan, 2013, by in NBA

The Minnesota Timberwolves have gotten used to playing without their best players. Ricky Rubio is out with back spasms and Kevin Love got injured again. Even that couldn’t deny them the win. More

Minnesota Timberwolves – Kevin Love Still Waiting for Ricky Rubio

Posted on 30 Dec, 2012, by in NBA

For now, the Minnesota Timberwolves are hanging in there. Ricky Rubio isn’t where they thought he’d be, a couple of weeks into his comeback, but the team has more, and especially Kevin Love, to keep their heads above water, despite everything not exactly going to plan this season. More