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Published: Wednesday, July 25 2012 12:00 a.m. MDT

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Chris from Rose Park

Best of luck to Kirilenko. I always liked watching him play, especially when he was an All-Star.

Sandy, UT

He was a solid player in his prime, (even though he was still only worth 1/2 of his max money contract). However, why is this guy still getting $10 Million/year when he is lucky to play 25 minutes a game and 60% of the season with his fragile as glass back problems? Even when healthy, he is still nothing like he was 5 years ago. Mid level/perhaps $6 million if you are desperate for a defensive minded rotation player, but I think Minnesota will realize they way over payed after his first few bad back resting periods/games missed.

Go Big Blue!!!
Bountiful, UT

Kirilenko is a stand up guy. Hope he does well with his new team (except for when they play the Jazz).

Jazz Source
Alpine, UT

Liked AK and all he could do but $10 million/year for a fragile back and marginal outside shooting?

The Wolves clearly overpaid.

If he gets big minutes though he will produce while he is able to play.....then the back problems will inevitably come.

Sturgis, MS

If Rubio comes back healthy and the balance of the team stays reasonably healthy, they are now a top four team in the West.

Temecula, CA

If it wasn't for Hayward, I would really miss Kirilenko and his all-around game. As it is, I wish him luck...he was one of my all-time favorite NBA players to watch. I sense that the result of this is the Wolves will be more fun to watch but not much closer to an NBA crown. Go Jazz! Good luck to the Kirilenko family in Minnesota.

John Wicks
Salt Lake City, UT

Now he is stealing from the Timberwolves. This guy is an overpaid crybaby. He will be lucky if he plays in 30 games.

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