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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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    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
    Blatche

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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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    Not surprised....not scared either

    Give me Ron Ron Kmart and Brooks and we're ready for whoever.

    Felton/Brooks/Priggs
    Shump/JR
    Ron/Bargs
    Melo/Stat
    Tyson/Kmart

    Not to consider a core of players playing together for the at least their 2nd year with a familiar coach.
    Last edited by New New York; Jul 11, 2013 at 21:28.

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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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    Man, that bench is solid, i wouldn't sweat resting anyone other than D Will. I never liked Livingston but i guess he can handle the ball for a few minutes while he rests.

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    Originally Posted by New New York
    Not surprised....not scared either

    Give me Ron Ron Kmart and Brooks and we're ready for whoever.

    Felton/Brooks/Priggs
    Shump/JR
    Ron/Bargs
    Melo/Stat
    Tyson/Kmart

    Not to consider a core of players playing together for the at least their 2nd year with a familiar coach.
    It's sad to see depressed Knick fans convince themselves that this team will somehow continue to contend without change.

    You said a familiar coach with a team who's been playing the same way for 2 years.

    Atleast 70% of the teams in the East figured the Knicks out. We had our wins against Miami, even the Spurs...but into 2013 teams recognized the Knicks simpleness and destroyed them.

    We haven't adjusted or change....we got exposed in the playoffs for that.

    Current Tyson Chandler is a weak player...so is Amare Stoudemire.

    Best big man last season was Kenyon Martin and he only played like 20 games.

    Nets frontcourt is Garnett(elite defensive big man who doesn't age...his game doesn't rely on quickness or athleticism) Lopez (top 3 center) and Kirilenko(one of the most versatile players in the world)

    Knicks don't have two way players like that.

    Melo - offense
    Amare - offense
    Chandler - rebounding

    and what's the logic of Aaron Brooks playing over Prigioni who's the best passer and defensive PG we have this roster? Wheres the ball movement in your lineup? Do you ever consider using basketball logic?

    Bargnani playing the 3? I guess you think he'll be great defensive guarding perimeter players, genius....

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    Originally Posted by dasilva1079
    Man, that bench is solid, i wouldn't sweat resting anyone other than D Will. I never liked Livingston but i guess he can handle the ball for a few minutes while he rests.
    Livingston plays good defense and is a 6"7 PG. A shot blocking PG who gives you some rebounds and assist. He does everything except hit 3's.

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