Originally posted on Fox Sports North  |  Last updated 7/27/12
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 that sent Wes Johnson to Phoenix, freeing the salary cap space that was necessary to sign Kirilenko. The team did not release the terms of Kirilenko's deal, but according to multiple reports, the contract is for two years and is worth 20 million. Yahoo! Sports reported that the contract includes a player option for 2013-14. Kirilenko, 31, debuted in the NBA with the Jazz in 2001. He played 10 seasons with Utah before returning during the NBA lockout to play in Russia, where he has remained since. In Utah, he averaged 12.4 points and 5.6 rebounds over the course of his career. Kirilenko's three best seasons came...
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