Nets reach deal with free agent forward Andrei Kirilenko

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Andrei Kirilenko averaged 12.4 points and 5.7 rebounds per game for the Timberwolves last season.

Andrei Kirilenko averaged 12.4 points and 5.7 rebounds per game for the Timberwolves last season.

Kirilenko had hoped to secure a lucrative multi-year deal when he opted out of his contract with Minnesota, which was scheduled to pay him $10 million next season. A sign-and-trade with San Antonio fell apart and with most of the contenders having spent their cap space, Kirilenko was left with few options.