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Kirilenko: “I can play at a high level for at least three more seasons”

Andrei Kirilenko

Andrei Kirilenko sounded off on his decision to opt out of his contract in Minnesota.  Bottom lines:

  • AK thinks he has gas left in the tank
  • He isn’t averse to returning to Minnesota
  • But he wants a longer contract – at least a three-year deal

Anyway, choice quotes below the fold:

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NBA Free Agency: Wolves Reach Out To OJ Mayo, Spurn Andrei Kirilenko

Will OJ Mayo be making treys in 'Sota next season?

Will OJ Mayo be making treys in ‘Sota next season?

Fresh off of the NBA Draft and the subsequent  Shabazz mania, NBA free agency is upon us. Here’s what we know so far:

OJ Mayo

The Wolves have already talked with OJ Mayo’s camp. Mayo, in fact was Flip’s first stop in his free-agent shopping.

Reading the tea leaves on stuff like this is never easy, but it appears that at the very least, there may be some “there” there to the earlier RUMINT about Flip & co.’s interest in Mayo. Like it or not, Mayo is a professional, starting-caliber shooting guard who would bring veteran experience to the position that a rookie whose upside might be higher lacks (cough, C.J. McCollum, cough).

Still, given that an unhealthy Brandon Roy played in only five games last season and was replaced the rest of the way by Luke Ridnour and J.J. Barea–point guards masquerading as shooting guards–it’s really tough to project how Mayo or any other traditional SG would fit into Rick’s offense.

Given what else is out there in free agency, I like Mayo the best of a bunch of imperfect possibilities to fill this area of need.

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