Originally written on Bloguin Best  |  Last updated 5/4/12
Andrei Kirilenko has not changed his stance about returning to the NBA every since he stood on the floor at the 2011 European Championship as part of the all-tournament team last September and contemplated offers in Russia from both CSKA Moscow and Spartak St. Petersburg. Back then Kirilenko carefully weighed his overseas options in light of a lingering work stoppage in the NBA as the two teams lobbied to sign the all- star small forward. The NBA and his free-agent status would play a part in his future, but what that looked like exactly was a mystery. Since signing with CSKA Moscow and deciding not to return to the league upon the NBA and Players Union reaching an agreement in late November, the game plan remains the same for Kirilenko: an NBA future to consider in one hand, the comfort of staying to play basketball at home in the other. Yet instead of fielding offers from a number of teams around the league, one team in particular is holding currently Kirilenko’s attention. On ...
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