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    Default Nets sign Kirilenko for taxpayer MLE

    Not sure how they did it since Kirilenko opted out of a 10M deal with MN to pursue a long term deal. The Spurs were offering him 8-9M but couldn't pull off a SnT with MN to obtain him so I'm scratching my head on how the Nets got him.

    Excellent pickup for the Nets. That team is going to make JKidd look good his first year as head coach.

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    Mikhail Prokhorov was formerly Andrei Kirilenko's employer when the Russian forward played for CSKA Moscow from 1998 to 2001.

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    Originally Posted by gmf1369
    Mikhail Prokhorov was formerly Andrei Kirilenko's employer when the Russian forward played for CSKA Moscow from 1998 to 2001.
    Good point. Probably some kind of under the table sweetheart deal with Prokhorov wink winking AK47 millions when he retires. Are we the only NBA team that hasn't signed a FA yet?

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    This is absolute under the table deal, wow, it's good to be rich like that russian dude. Buy a team, do what you want, screw the tax, forget the rules, nice !

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    Garnett, Pierce, Terry and now Kirilenko. Talk about an offseason.

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    Originally Posted by InGodsHands
    Garnett, Pierce, Terry and now Kirilenko. Talk about an offseason.
    Yup, NBA Off Season Champs taking the crown from the 2012 LA Lakers

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    Originally Posted by New New York
    Yup, NBA Off Season Champs taking the crown from the 2012 LA Lakers
    Don't see the 2014 Nets being like that Faker team with Dwight, the Nets have a deep bench.

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    Originally Posted by New New York
    Yup, NBA Off Season Champs taking the crown from the 2012 LA Lakers

    ^^This, but for different reasons.

    82 regular season games. Inevitable playoff matchups with Miami/Chicago/Indiana. An aging roster.

    Best team on paper, hands down. But I honestly don't see them getting past the ECF with all that age. And to me, Deron Williams is still the most overrated player in the East.

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    yep, and they won't be able to prove anything....The russians are coming

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    We're screwed.

    Nets are a top 2 team in the East.

    D Williams
    J Johnson
    Pierce
    Garnett
    Lopez

    Livingston
    Terry
    Kirilenko
    Evans
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    Something shady with that deal.

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    Originally Posted by metrocard
    We're screwed.

    Nets are a top 2 team in the East.

    D Williams
    J Johnson
    Pierce
    Garnett
    Lopez

    Livingston
    Terry
    Kirilenko
    Evans
    Blatche

    That roster is sick ! Everybody in the league should be worried. I think the spurs have done a pretty good job this offseason too.

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    Originally Posted by dasilva1079
    That roster is sick ! Everybody in the league should be worried. I think the spurs have done a pretty good job this offseason too.
    and Lakers r preparing for july 1st 2014 to build stronger team than Heat in 12/13 13/14 if they will steal MELO

    Knicks r done.

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    Kirilenko was a free agent for awhile. Did any team offer him more money than the $3.1M taxpayer mid-level? If not, how can it be proven that a side deal is in play?

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    Originally Posted by Oldtimer
    Kirilenko was a free agent for awhile. Did any team offer him more money than the $3.1M taxpayer mid-level? If not, how can it be proven that a side deal is in play?
    He opted out of 10 mill with the Wolves.

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