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Report: Nets To Sign Andrei Kirilenko

The New Jersey Nets have reached an agreement with free-agent Andrei Kirilenko, according to a tweet from Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports.

Kirilenko, 30, had previously played his entire career with the Utah Jazz. The Russian native has averaged 12.4 points, 1.4 steals, and 2.0 blocks per game throughout his 10-year career. Offensively, the former All-Star’s best year came in 2003-04 when he averaged 16.5 points and 3.1 assists per game.

Kirilenko is best known for his reputation as one of the game’s best defenders. In 2004-05, he led the league by averaging 3.3 blocked shots per game at the age of 23. The six-foot-nine forward has been named to three NBA All-Defensive teams.