The Minnesota Timberwolves have signed free agent Andrei Kirilenko, bringing the versatile forward back to the NBA after a one-season absence.
The contract was completed Friday as soon as the Wolves consummated their three-team trade with New Orleans and Phoenix to clear space under the salary cap for Kirilenko.
The 31-year-old Kirilenko is currently playing with the Russian national team at the Summer Olympics in London. He played 10 years for the Utah Jazz, averaging 12.4 points and 5.6 rebounds per game, but spent the 2011-12 season with the CKSA Moscow club. He won the Most Valuable Player and Best Defender awards in the Euroleague.
Kirilenko says he's eager to play for head coach Rick Adelman and that feels his game "fits in well with his style of play."
Most Popular Today
Former School For The Deaf Campus Has New Buyer
- 2.Flooding, General
Sioux Falls Businesses Flooded
Casino Going In To 85th And Louise Strip Mall
CenturyLink Bringing Broadband to 15,000 Rural SD Households
- 5. All Industries
Businesses Urged To Sell Goods In Foreign Currency
Shop Dog Launches Line Of All-Natural Treats
- 7.Your Money Matters
New Buyer For Historic Sioux Falls Campus
SDN CEO To Testify Before Congress On Cybersecurity Threats
Business People Talk About How Technology Is Changing Their Work
Friday Morning Business Brief