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Adrian Wojnarowski ‏@WojYahooNBA

Minnesota is finalizing a two-year, $20 million contract with free agent forward Andrei Kirilenko, league sources tell Y! Sports.
 

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Re: TWITTER: Minnesota finalizing two-year, $20M contract with Kirilenko

I guess he's Batum-ish.
 

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Re: TWITTER: Minnesota finalizing two-year, $20M contract with Kirilenko

TEN MILLION A YEAR? Jesus...
 

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Re: TWITTER: Minnesota finalizing two-year, $20M contract with Kirilenko

Fran Frischilla said Kirilenko was playing the best ball of his career last year...granted against inferior competition...but they're building a nice little squad for Love and Rubio

I don't think 10 mil is that bad for him either, he's going to perform.
 

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Re: TWITTER: Minnesota finalizing two-year, $20M contract with Kirilenko

This is getting ridiculous.

Is any black player ever going to want to play there? Because its starting to seem like they're going out of their way to have a white out.
 

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Re: TWITTER: Minnesota finalizing two-year, $20M contract with Kirilenko

I doubt that many players of any color want to play in Minnesota. You may as well be in ****ing Canada.

Deal is going to be okay if Kirilenko performs, because it isn't that long of a deal and they don't have any better option. It's too much money, but since everyone is getting too much money it becomes less and less of a big deal.
 

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Re: TWITTER: Minnesota finalizing two-year, $20M contract with Kirilenko

PG - Rubio / Ridnour
SG - Roy / Barea / Lee
SF - Kirilenko / Budinger
PF - Love / Williams / Cunningham
C - Pekovic / Stiemsma

Not bad Minny. Really depends on Rubio and Roy's health though, and if AK47 is resurgent.

Why does it matter if they have more white than black guys? They've brought in guys who can play.
 

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Re: TWITTER: Minnesota finalizing two-year, $20M contract with Kirilenko

I doubt that many players of any color want to play in Minnesota. You may as well be in ****ing Canada.
Same could be said about a large number of teams. There's quite a few within a few hours of the Canadian border.


Not to mention Toronto itself has plenty of black players.
 

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Re: TWITTER: Minnesota finalizing two-year, $20M contract with Kirilenko

PG - Rubio / Ridnour
SG - Roy / Barea / Lee
SF - Kirilenko / Budinger
PF - Love / Williams / Cunningham
C - Pekovic / Stiemsma

Not bad Minny. Really depends on Rubio and Roy's health though, and if AK47 is resurgent.

Why does it matter if they have more white than black guys? They've brought in guys who can play.
It doesn't matter, other than it appears they're going out of their way to get as white as possible.

A good team is still a good team.
 

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Re: TWITTER: Minnesota finalizing two-year, $20M contract with Kirilenko

Having Michael Beasley's dumbass for 2 years'll have your sub-conscience making the decisions :2ti:
 

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Re: TWITTER: Minnesota finalizing two-year, $20M contract with Kirilenko

I doubt Kahn is sitting there with a klu klux klan hat and a hitler mo shouting "whiiiiiiiiiiite power".

 

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Re: TWITTER: Minnesota finalizing two-year, $20M contract with Kirilenko

I think we're all joking in here fwiw
 

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Re: TWITTER: Minnesota finalizing two-year, $20M contract with Kirilenko

Yeah I know we're just joking - just some people have been a bit sensitive on the race issue around here (see: Jeremy Lin).
 

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Re: TWITTER: Minnesota finalizing two-year, $20M contract with Kirilenko

This is getting ridiculous.

Is any black player ever going to want to play there? Because its starting to seem like they're going out of their way to have a white out.
Perhaps they can have a Phoenix Coyotes-type "white-out" where all the fans where white T-shirts on opening day.
 

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Re: TWITTER: Minnesota finalizing two-year, $20M contract with Kirilenko

Yeah I know we're just joking - just some people have been a bit sensitive on the race issue around here (see: Jeremy Lin).
It may be a sign of the times where everyone gets sensitive about a Chinese basketball player and no one (as of yet) has noticed Minny's soon-to-be all-white team.
 

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Re: TWITTER: Minnesota finalizing two-year, $20M contract with Kirilenko

That is a ridiculous amount of money to give to AK47. Wow.
 

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Re: TWITTER: Minnesota finalizing two-year, $20M contract with Kirilenko

Was anyone else even capable of giving Kirilenko a contract in this range? I guess there are a couple of teams who could have dumped a player and had this sort of cap space, but it sure seems like Minnesota is bidding against themselves here.
 

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Re: TWITTER: Minnesota finalizing two-year, $20M contract with Kirilenko

And there's at least a 75% chance that he snaps and murders everyone on your team. Have you seen his back tat?
 

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Re: TWITTER: Minnesota finalizing two-year, $20M contract with Kirilenko

And there's at least a 75% chance that he snaps and murders everyone on your team. Have you seen his back tat?
pfft no way he risk going to jail. you ever seen a picture of his wife?
 
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