abc
QUICK LINKS:

Kirilenko Ops Out of Contract With Timberwolves

Created: 06/29/2013 3:11 PM KSTP.com

null

Andrei Kirilenko has decided to opt out of the final year of his contract with the Minnesota Timberwolves and will become a free agent.

Kirilenko informed the Timberwolves of his decision on Saturday, the deadline that was written into the two-year deal he signed last summer. Kirilenko is declining the one year and $10 million left on his deal in an effort to get one last longer-term deal in his career.

Kirilenko averaged 12.4 points, 5.7 rebounds and 1.5 steals per game for the Wolves last year, his best season in the league since 2005-06. He was rejuvenated after spending the lockout year playing in Russia and flourished in Rick Adelman's free-flowing system.

But Kirilenko also missed 18 games with assorted injuries.

He will become a free agent on Monday.

(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)


Minneapolis/St. Paul

Overcast
64°
68° | 50°
  • Feels like: 64° F
  • Wind: SE 8mph
  • Humidity: 54%
  • Sun Morning clouds followed by afternoon sun
    71° | 52°
  • Mon Morning showers
    70° | 45°
  • Tue Times of sun and clouds
    62° | 43°
  • Wed Showers possible
    60° | 50°

Video

KSTP NEWS