Report: ‘Very Possible’ Nets Will Trade Andrei Kirilenko to Jazz


Feb 19, 2014; Salt Lake City, UT, USA; Brooklyn Nets small forward

Andrei Kirilenko

(47) looks to pass during the first half against the Utah Jazz at EnergySolutions Arena. Mandatory Credit: Russ Isabella-USA TODAY Sports

After months of speculation surrounding Andrei Kirilenko’s future with the Nets, it appears he could be headed back to the place where his NBA career all began.

Jody Genessy of the Desert News reported that it’s ‘very possible’ the Nets will trade Kirilenko to the Utah Jazz in exchange for Jeremy Evans and Toure’ Murry, who have both been subjugated to reserve roles with the team as of late.

Kirilenko spent his first 10 seasons in Salt Lake City, holding impressive averages of 12.4 points, 5.6 rebounds and 2 blocks, before eventually leaving via free agency following the 2010-2011 season.

Since joining the Nets, the 33-year-old veteran has struggled to remain productive, failing to appear in a game this season due to ‘personal reasons’, as well as missing almost half of last season due to a string of injuries.

It’s important to note that the earliest this deal could happen is December 15th, since Toure’ Murry won’t be eligible for trade until then.