January 11, 2015 |
NEW YORK - Now it makes sense. 76ers coach Brett Brown confirmed Friday that Andrei Kirilenko has been suspended without pay. The forward has yet to report to the team after being acquired in a trade with the Brooklyn Nets on Dec. 11. The 33-year-old refuses to play for the franchise. But the Sixers have been unwilling to release him from his expiring contract. Kirilenko is unable to collect the remainder of his $3.3 million contract under the suspension. Brown acknowledged that he can't wait to see the Kirilenko situation get resolved by his joining the team or being released.
December 25, 2014 |
MIAMI - The 76ers' honeymoon with Andrei Kirilenko is over. After showing patience for two weeks, the Sixers are asking him to report and start playing games. The Sixers were expected to waive the forward shortly after they acquired him in a trade with the Brooklyn Nets on Dec. 11. But a team source said the team wants to keep the 6-foot-9, 235-pounder for now and see where things go. His playing would raise his trade value if they wanted to swap him for another asset at the trade deadline in February.
March 19, 2006 |
It's not that Utah Jazz forward Andrei Kirilenko didn't already have a good life. He's one of the most underrated players in the NBA, a stat-filling machine (15 points, 8 rebounds, 2.92 blocks per game entering play on Friday) who would certainly be an all-star if he didn't play for a .500 team based in Salt Lake City. He's got a contract (six years, $86 million) befitting his status as one of the league's premier talents and best defensive players. And at 25, he's part of a bright future in Utah.
December 12, 2014
THE 76ERS and Brooklyn Nets completed a much-talked-about trade yesterday, as the Sixers acquired 13-year veteran Andrei Kirilenko, guard Jorge Gutierrez and a 2020 second-round draft pick for forward Brandon Davies. Additionally, the Sixers also got the right to swap second-round draft picks with the Nets in 2018. In his career, which included 10 years with the Utah Jazz, Kirilenko has averaged 11.8 points, and 5.5 rebounds. Gutierrez, who will be 26 in a couple of weeks, has played 25 games for the Nets over the past two seasons, averaging 3.1 points a game.
December 27, 2013 |
PRIOR TO yesterday's five Christmas games, the NBA sent out a press release extolling all the All-Stars, former MVPs and top scorers on the rosters of the 10 teams in action. Thing is, the memo should have been updated a wee bit. Of the 36 All-Stars - a list that included nowhere-near-All-Stars Jermaine O'Neal, Rashard Lewis and Andrei Kirilenko - nine didn't play, including O'Neal, Kirilenko, Brook Lopez, Carmelo Anthony, Luol Deng and Metta World Peace. And six MVPs were to hit the floor, but only three - LeBron James, Tim Duncan and Kevin Garnett - got their sneakers squeaking.
December 12, 2014 |
ATLANTA - The 76ers will acquire Nets forward Andrei Kirilenko and a second-round draft pick in exchange for Brandon Davies. The deal will become official Thursday. Yahoo Sports first reported the trade Wednesday night. Several sources confirmed the report to The Inquirer. The Sixers are expected to waive Kirilenko and his $3.1 million contract, according to a source. The deal spares the Nets $12 million in luxury taxes. In addition to Kirilenko and a 2020 second-round pick, the Sixers also received cash and the right to swap second-round picks with Brooklyn in 2018, according to the report.
October 18, 2003 |
Rookie Aleksandar Pavlovic scored 17 points in 18 minutes to lead host Utah to an 87-86 preseason win over the 76ers last night. Pavlovic, who was 6-for-7 from the field, made a layup with 16 seconds left on a pass from Andrei Kirilenko to give Utah an 85-84 lead. Ex-Sixer Raja Bell then added two free throws with 5 seconds left to increase the Jazz lead to 87-84. Marc Jackson led the Sixers with 17 points and nine rebounds. Derrick Coleman made his preseason debut and had 13 points and seven rebounds in 25 minutes.
December 11, 2014 |
It appears that Tony Wroten will be sidelined longer than expected. The 76ers guard was looking forward to returning from a right-knee sprain Wednesday night against the Atlanta Hawks. However, Wroten was listed as doubtful Tuesday for the matchup at the Phillips Arena. This comes one day after the 6-foot-6, 205-pounder said he felt close to 100 percent. "We don't want to push it," Sixers coach Brett Brown said. "So I expect him to not be available against Atlanta. " Wroten suffered the knee injury Nov. 26 against Brooklyn.
December 24, 2014 |
I am looking for Andrei Kirilenko, but he is hard to find. This should not be the case because Kirilenko is a 6-foot-9 Russian. He should either be on a basketball court or in a James Bond movie. I have searched the basketball courts and movie theaters. No Kirilenko. The 76ers are not helping at all. They traded for Kirilenko this month and I see his smiling face on the roster page of their website. The blue and red of the team colors have been drawn onto the uniform top he is wearing in the photo.
February 23, 2015 |
Brett Brown did not hesitate Saturday when asked about the newest member of his backcourt, Isaiah Canaan. "He is our starting point guard," the coach said after practice at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. "Welcome to the Philadelphia 76ers in 2015. And I'm thrilled to do it. " The Sixers acquired Canaan, along with a second-round draft pick, from Houston at the trade deadline for K.J. McDaniels. The second-year player, who did not appear Friday night in the 106-95 loss to Indiana, averaged 6.2 points, 1.2 assists, and 14.8 minutes in 25 games this year.