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The Daily Sports Herald:
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The Minnesota Timberwolves today announced the signing of free-agent forward Andrei Kirilenko.
"We are pleased that Andrei has decided to resume his NBA career with the Minnesota Timberwolves," said David Kahn, Timberwolves President of Basketball Operations. "Over his time in the NBA he has proven to be one of the best defensive players in the world. His ability to play multiple positions and big-game experience will be wonderful assets to our team."
The Timberwolves have made significant efforts this offseason to overhaul their personnel at the 3. First, Minnesota let Michael Beasley walk in a free agent deal to Phoenix. Then the T-Wolves today traded former lottery pick Wesley Johnson to the Suns for draft picks.
Minnesota also signed restricted free agent Nicolas Batum to an offer sheet in an effort to upgrade the position, but the Portland Trailblazers were able to retain his services by matching the offer.
In Kirilenko, Minnesota added athleti...
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MINNEAPOLIS Andrei Kirilenko is 11 years older and set to make more than 11 times the money than he did the first time he jumped to the NBA. He's no longer a fresh-faced rookie but rather one of the final pieces in a Minnesota Timberwolves roster David Kahn has been reassembling for weeks.
Kirilenko's signing came immediately after the Timberwolves finalized a trade Friday...
Granted, I’m no fashionisto (wha?), but I can’t imagine I’m the only one who believes that Timberwolves star Kevin Love looks certifiably ridiculous in the duds he will be sporting for the London Olympics Opening Ceremony event on Friday. What’s the deal with the beret? It reminds me of when those French chicks make fun [...]
After going back home to play ball in Russia last season, Andrei Kirilenko will be back in the NBA this year. The former Utah Jazz small forward has signed a 2-year 20 million dollar with the Minnesota Timberwolves. This coming after Minnesota has recently cleared some space for the signing of Kirilenko Via trade involving [...]
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Andrei Kirilenko, heading back to the NBA, scored 35 points to help Russia spoil Britain's return to Olympic men's basketball with a 95-75 victory Sunday.
Kirilenko, who played last season in Russia after spending 10 seasons with the Utah Jazz, signed a two-year, $20 million contract with the Minnesota Timberwolves on Friday. Long a top defender, he showed an expanded offensive...
Kevin Love pulled a fast one earlier this week when he posted an unflattering photo to Twitter of not one, not two, not three, not four, not five, but six of his U.S. basketball teammates (and Coach K!) getting their beauty sleep on a flight to London. The photo made it’s rounds because how could you not like a photo that, among other things, depicts Chris Paul slobbering all...
David Kahn has assembled a roster with position flexibility.
MINNEAPOLIS The Minnesota Timberwolves announced their 2012-13 schedule on Thursday, which will open with a Nov. 2 matchup at the Target Center against the Sacramento Kings.
The Timberwolves will be featured on national television 14 times next season, the most since they appeared 19 times in 2005-06. Seven of those games will take place at the Target Center. They will also appear...
Bojan Bogdanovic was sent home by the Croatian national team for breaking the team's curfew policy.
Andrei Kirilenko scored 35 points on 14-of-17 shooting to lead Russia to a 95-75 win over Great Britain on Sunday.
Ricky Rubio returns to Colorado next week for another examination of his knee.
Considered a potential sleeper to medal, Russia opened some eyes with an impressive start to the Olympics.
The performance shouldn't be lost on NBA teams, either.
Andrei Kirilenko and Alexsey Shved look to build on their strong opening performance when they face China in a Group B game on Tuesday.
Facing a Britain team eager to put on a strong showing as the Games' host...
David Kahn acknowledged that Derrick Williams will have to improve his play in order to receive more playing time in his second season.