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January 11, 2015 | By Keith Pompey, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
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December 25, 2014 | By Keith Pompey, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
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March 19, 2006 | By David Aldridge, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
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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.
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December 27, 2013 | BY MARK PERNER, Daily News Staff Writer pernerm@phillynews.com
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.
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December 12, 2014 | By Keith Pompey, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
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October 18, 2003 | Daily News Wire Services
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.
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December 11, 2014 | By Keith Pompey, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
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December 24, 2014 | By Bob Ford, Inquirer Columnist
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.
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February 23, 2015 | By Mark Macyk, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
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February 23, 2015 | By Mark Macyk, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
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January 13, 2015 | By Keith Pompey, Inquirer Staff Writer
The 76ers are feeling good about themselves after winning two straight games and three of their last four. But that hasn't changed how the team is viewed by veterans around the NBA. "No one wants to go there," said an Eastern Conference player who spoke on the condition of anonymity. "Not right now. " Established players cringe at the thought of being traded to the 7-29 squad. Marquee free agents won't even consider the franchise. That's not surprising to the Sixers, especially coach Brett Brown and general manager Sam Hinkie.
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January 12, 2015 | By Keith Pompey, Inquirer Staff Writer
The 76ers' horrid start to the season is becoming a distant memory. A 93-92 victory over the Indiana Pacers on Saturday night at the Wells Fargo Center was their second consecutive win and third in four games. That's not bad for a team that opened the season with 17 straight losses. Michael Carter-Williams drove the lane and scored on an underhand scoop to give the Sixers a 93-92 lead with 9.9 seconds left. On the ensuing possession, Indiana power forward David West backed down Luc Mbah a Moute before his turnaround jumper clanked off the rim. Pacers center Roy Hibbert then was unable to tip in the miss, and Sixers rookie Nerlens Noel got the rebound as time expired.
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January 11, 2015 | BY BOB COONEY, Daily News Staff Writer cooneyb@phillynews.com
BROOKLYN - In the Brooklyn Nets' three-game losing streak that they carried into Barclays Center against the 76ers last night, they averaged only 84.3 points, shot below 40 percent from the floor and 21 percent from the three-point line. So naturally they came out and made seven of their first nine shots and built a lead as big as 13 points. But if there is one thing this Sixers team can be relied on to do, it's battle. A wild, and oftentimes sloppy, fourth quarter went the way of the Sixers and they pulled out a 90-88 win over the slumping Nets when Nerlens Noel took a pass from Michael Carter-Williams with 3.2 seconds left and registered an uncontested slam as the Sixers won for the second time in three games to improve to 6-29.
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January 11, 2015 | By Keith Pompey, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
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January 10, 2015 | By Bob Ford, Inquirer Columnist
When the 76ers play the Nets on Friday night in Brooklyn, there won't be any on-court reunions with former teammates for the three players involved in a Dec. 11 trade between the teams. That's because none of them will be there. As with many of the Sixers' transactions, that trade wasn't about improving, or even affecting, the current product on the court. It was about an exchange of assets, and this one involved players, draft picks, and money. The difference with this transaction, however, is there are lingering hard feelings about how it played out and unsettling questions from some league sources about the way Sixers general manager Sam Hinkie handled the deal.
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December 29, 2014 | By Keith Pompey, Inquirer Staff Writer
SALT LAKE CITY - What changed? What happened? At the start of the season, 76ers coach Brett Brown spoke of looking forward to Joel Embiid's traveling with the team, being in the team meetings and video sessions. Brown wanted his rehabilitating rookie center to always interact with his teammates and coaches. It's an approach the Sixers benefited from last season with Nerlens Noel. They were determined to do the same with Embiid, who had a foot injury. However, Brown announced before Saturday night's game against the Utah Jazz at EnergySolutions Arena that Embiid and shooting guard Hollis Thompson had been sent home.
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December 25, 2014 | By Keith Pompey, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
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December 24, 2014 | BY BOB COONEY, Daily News Staff Writer cooneyb@phillynews.com
MIAMI - There hasn't been a whole lot of problems for Brett Brown lately when it comes to substituting during games. Last night against the Miami Heat, Brown had only eight players available, as Furkan Aldemir (plantar fasciitis), Hollis Thompson (upper-respiratory infection) and Tony Wroten (knee sprain) were sidelined. Joel Embiid, Andrei Kirilenko and Jason Richardson hold three roster spots, and it doesn't appear as if Embiid or Kirilenko will be joining the roster anytime soon.
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December 24, 2014 | By Bob Ford, Inquirer Columnist
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.
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