Originally written on Fox Sports North  |  Last updated 2/5/13
MINNEAPOLIS After straining his right quad at the end of the second quarter of Monday's loss to Portland, Timberwolves small forward Andrei Kirilenko is questionable for Wednesday's game against the Spurs. If he were to miss the game, it would be just his fifth missed game this season; he sat for four in late November and early December with back spasms. In other Kirilenko-related news, he will be presented Wednesday with the Euroscar European Player of the Year Award, which is presented to the best European basketball player, regardless of where he plays, every year. The award is given by the Italian newspaper La Gazzetta and is voted on my players, coaches and writers from 14 countries. It is the first time in his career Kirilenko has won the award. Past winners include Drazen Petrovic (199-93), Toni Kukoc (1994, 1996, 1998), Arvydas Sabonis (1995, 1997, 1999), Gregor ***** (2000), Peja Stojakovic (2001), Dirk Nowitzki (2002-06, 2011), Tony Parker (2007) and Pau Gasol (2008-10). ...
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