Advertisement

 MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - 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.

Top NBA Public Bets

NBA Top Stories

Thumbnail Anthony, new faces hope to make run in East Carmelo Anthony announced his retirement from international competition in August after helping the U.S. men’s Olympic squad win gold. But will he ever...
More inNBA Articles  

NBA Team Pages