Report: Andrei Kirilenko to sign with Russian team
The deal is dependent on Kirilenko clearing NBA waivers.
Kirilenko has previously played for CSKA Moscow on two different occasions. The first time was from 1998-2001, and was he selected by the Utah Jazz in the first round of the 1999 NBA draft. He joined the Jazz in 2001 and played for Utah for 10 seasons. He again joined CSKA Moscow for the 2011–2012 season before signing with the Minnesota Timberwolves.
Kirilenko has not played in an NBA game since Nov. 13, playing four minutes for the Brooklyn Nets in a game against the Phoenix Suns. Brooklyn traded Kirilenko to the Philadelphia 76ers the following month and suspended him when he failed to report.
Philadelphia waived Kirilenko last weekend. He was scheduled to make $3.3 million in 2014-15, the final season of a two-year deal.
Kirilenko, 33, only played in seven games this season. He averaged five points and 3.2 rebounds in 19 minutes per game last season.
Over his 13-season NBA career, Kirilenko averaged 11.8 points, 5.5 rebounds and 2.7 assists and 1.8 blocks per game.
- Scooby Axson