Best of luck to Kirilenko. I always liked watching him play, especially when he
was an All-Star.
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.
Kirilenko is a stand up guy. Hope he does well with his new team (except for
when they play the Jazz).
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.
If Rubio comes back healthy and the balance of the team stays reasonably
healthy, they are now a top four team in the West.
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.
Now he is stealing from the Timberwolves. This guy is an overpaid crybaby. He
will be lucky if he plays in 30 games.