Originally posted on Next Impulse Sports  |  Last updated 7/25/12

Former Utah Jazz member Andrei Kirilenko is headed back to the NBA after one season with Russian team CSKA Moscow. Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports tweeted that the Russian star is finalizing a deal with the Minnesota Timberwolves.

Minnesota is finalizing a two-year, $20 million contract with free agent forward Andrei Kirilenko, league sources tell Y! Sports. 31 minutes ago via UberSocial for BlackBerryReplyRetweetFavorite @WojYahooNBA Adrian Wojnarowski

So continues a deep house clean in Minnesota. Minnesota has already parted ways with Michael Beasley, Wes Johnson, and Wayne Ellington.

The Wolves are shaping up to have one of the most internationally diverse teams in recent memory. To go along with guard Spanish guard Ricky Rubio, Montenegrin center Nikola Pekovic, and Kirlenko, the Wolves have also signed Russian phenom guard Alexey Shved.

Hopefully, the two Russian teammates will be able to connect on plays like this.

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H/T @WojYahooNBA

 

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