Kirilenko on Nets: Best Chance at Title
Because Andrei Kirilenko signed a below-market two-year deal with the Nets last month, conspiracy theories have abounded about why the Russian star would opt out of a $10 million deal with the Timberwolves for next season, only to wind up signing with the Nets for a little more than $3 million.
“At this point, the Brooklyn Nets were the best option possible if you combine all of those things I just said. … I understand the money is not that great or not what I could have made, But if you take a look at the situations, 10 years ago I’m not sure I would take that deal. But right now, it’s really the best option possible to have a legit chance to win the trophy … for the first time in my career, basically, I’m starting a season where I know we have a chance to win the whole thing.”