Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Rumors about CSKA and Kirilenko


Today morning krepsinis.net published an article about Andrei Kirilenko(2.06-F) and a potential interest of CSKA for the player known as "AK-47". This comes to pair with the rumors that circulated regarding Ben Gordon and CSKA a few weeks ago. The article says that CSKA wants to offer Kirilenko a contract to rival that of other NBA stars and what seems to be the appeal in this case for CSKA is that Kirilenko, doesn't occupy the position of non-russian player, which allows CSKA to keep him in the roster at all times, the same reason they got Khryapa and Khaun,i.e. to get ahead of the competition. It also says that this might be the reason that Kirilenko has not renewed with the Utah Jazz yet.

Kirilenko is one of the best european players in the NBA at the moment and certainly the best russian player out there at the moment. Last season he averaged 11 points 3.4 rebounds 2.5 assists and 1.5 blocks in 72 games in the regular season for the Utah Jazz.

11 comments:

George said...

AK-47 has 3 years & almost $ 50 Mil
USD left on his Utah contract-stop
posting stupid stuff

Garcia said...

George, you would be the stupid one. Players can leave their contracts in the United States without penalty. Bury your head

The Hoop said...

Guys please refrain from making insults.

george said...

incorrect garcia. players can't leave their contracts in the US without penalty. the NBA and FIBA have an agreement in place where they must honor each other's contracts. it is impossible for AK to just get up and leave without the jazz releasing him from his deal, or CSKA buying him out. neither one of which are very likely to happen.

Deuce said...

Doesn't seem unlikely that a team willing to dish out that kind of cash for such a sure-shot at shoring up it's defenses would have any difficulty or hesitation to pay the buyout on AK. In fact, Kirilenko's been pretty displeased with the Jazz (according to rumors in recent seasons) and is said to be excited about the opportunity to play in his homeland. I think this one's going to happen.

Btw, The Hoop, thanks for putting together such a great International B-Ball site!

Anthony said...

I mean, CSKA's got money, but I don't know if they have 3 years/50 mil of buyout money to go along with a similar sized contract. His wife has a shop in Salt Lake, he's good friends with the other Eastern European dudes on the team, and he has one of the best point guards in the league (and if Boozer bolts he'd become his preferred target). Something tells me that this won't happen.


Scratch that, everything tells me that this won't happen.

jazzfan said...

Kirilenko should go; his attitude stinks. He's the highest paid Jazz player, yet possible short delays in his off-season vacation are more important to him than Jazz playoff victories, as he's clearly demonstrated the past two seasons. The Jazz should ship him out and bring in a good team player to compliment D-Will and the others.

Anonymous said...

Well - this blog is factually wrong. Kirilenko makes over 13 million a year and is under contract to the Jazz. He can't go anywhere unless the Jazz trade him or left him not honor his contract.

Matt P said...

Umm, am I the only one that think's 1) that there is no way a Euro team is going to offer 3 yrs and 50 mil to AK-47 (You could get somebody a LOT better than him for 13 mil a yr). And 2) The Jazz would LOVE it if this happend, there wouldn't be a buyout, they would release him and resign Boozer and Okur (which they might not be able to do with AK on the books).

The Hoop said...

If you convert dollars to euros and take away tax the final amount per year is 6.6 million euros. This is a rough estimation.

6.6 million euros per year for CSKA is not out of the question when Carlos Delfino is making close to 4.5 million euros per year in Khimky.

Again this is all hypothetical.. the article is about a rumor.

S2Minem said...

After this season, CSKA can have him. Or if a better player willing to play for the Jazz comes along beforehand, maybe sooner.