ESPN: Kirilenko Agrees to Terms with Nets
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(NEW YORK) -- Brooklyn Net's owner Mikhail Prokhorov is reuniting with forward Andrei Kirilenko.
The 32-year-old Russian forward agreed to a two-year contract with the Brooklyn Nets, according to ESPN.
ESPN also reports, the second year of the deal is a player option and that Kirilenko will receive $3.1 million for the 2013-14 season.
The 6-foot-9 Kirilenko was due $10 million from the Minnesota Timberwolves this season, but decided to opt out of his contract and become a free agent.
Besides both being Russian, Prokhorov and Kirilenko have personal ties. Kirilenko played for 1998-2001 for CSKA Moscow, which was then owned by Prokhorov.
Kirilenko has played in the NBA since leaving CSKA Moscow. He has averaged 12.4 points, 5.6 rebounds, 2.8 assists and 1.9 blocks a game during his 10 season NBA career.
Kirilenko becomes one of many new faces on the Nets. The team recently traded for Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett and Jason Terry.
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