Catching up with Andrei KirilenkoPosted by Inside Hoops
Caught up with Andrei Kirilenko at this morning’s shootaround in Oklahoma City on a couple notable topics:
The trade deadline passed and Kirilenko is still here – as it everybody else – but that doesn’t mean he’ll be here next season. He has an out-option is his contract this summer and said this morning that he’s keeping all his options open.
He has retired from the Russian national team so he can spend more times in the summer with his family.
As for his future with the Wolves…
That two-year, $20 million contract he signed with the Wolves last summer has a player’s option next season.
Of course, that would mean walking away from $10 million guaranteed in a summer when the NBA is heading into Year 3 of a tightening luxury-tax situation, but…
“I’m going to wait until the offseason, right now there’s no point to make any decision,” he said. “Wait until summer, analyze the season, and see what you want to do next.”
– Reported by Jerry Zgoda of the Minneapolis Star Tribune (Blog)