Originally posted on Fox Sports North  |  Last updated 6/27/13
MINNEAPOLIS -- Minnesota Timberwolves forward Andrei Kirilenko will wait until after Thursday night's NBA Draft to decide his future with the team, his agent said. The 6-foot-9, 234-pound forward has until Saturday to exercise the 10.2 million player option on his contract for next season. Or, he can simply let the deadline pass and begin considering a future -- and likely the final years of his career -- elsewhere. "I suspect that after we see what happens tonight in the draft, tomorrow we'll talk and he'll make up his mind," agent Marc Fleisher said to FOX Sports North on Thursday afternoon. "Whether we state anything publicly, I don't know. We may say nothing and let people find out when they find out. "He has to opt in. He doesn't have to opt out." In his first and only year in Minnesota, Kirilenko averaged 12.4 points and 5.7 rebounds per game. A 32-year-old, 11-year veteran, he'd ideally land a two- or three-year contract that provides him some stability before pondering r...
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