Wednesday, January 19, 2011
Nets Plan B Andrei Kirilenko
If all this endless turmoil and drama end up with the New Jersey Nets not actually netting Carmelo Anthony(notes) from the Denver Nuggets, team owner Mikhail Prokhorov does have a Plan B.
The New York Daily News reports that Prokhorov has his vision set on Utah Jazz small forward (and fellow Russian) Andrei Kirilenko(notes), who becomes a free agent this summer.
The paper notes that Kirilenko and Prokhorov used to have dinners together when Kirilenko would go home during his summer break from the NBA. If the Anthony plan doesn't work out, the pair may get to eat together a lot more often.
The 29-year-old, who was taken in the first round of the 1999 draft by Utah, is averaging 11.2 points, 5.1 rebounds, and 2.9 assists per game so far this season.