NBA Free Agency 2012: Nets Talking With Andrei Kirilenko -- Report

With their starting five basically complete, the Brooklyn Nets are now looking to add depth to their roster and one of the ways of doing that is possibly signing a former NBAer -- forward Andrei Kirilenko. According to a report by the New York Post's Tim Bontemps, the Nets have had talks with Kirilenko, a former member of the Utah Jazz and teammate of point guard Deron Williams, but it's still uncertain if the Brooklyn can afford him.

The biggest thing working against the Nets is what they are able to pay him. Because they are now well over the salary cap and have used their "mini" mid-level exception to sign Bosnian power forward Mirza Teletovic, the Nets only can offer Kirilenko the veteran’s minimum.

Kirilenko’s contract with CSKA, which he signed during the lockout, was a three-year deal that pays him $4 million a year, with the option to leave for the NBA each summer if he chooses to do so.


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