Jan. 31 4:08 PM PT5:08 PM MT6:08 PM CT7:08 PM ET0:08 GMT8:08 5:08 PM MST7:08 PM EST4:08 UAE (+1)01:0819:08 ET6:08 PM CT22:08 - Kirilenko missed Brooklyn's game against Oklahoma City Friday because of a strained right calf, leaving the Nets without one of their best defensive options to guard Kevin Durant. Analysis: The Nets have been a much better team since the versatile forward from Russia returned Dec. 31 after missing 25 games because of back spasms. But coach Jason Kidd said Friday the team wanted to be safe and give him additional rest and would see how he felt Saturday before Brooklyn's game at Indiana. Kirilenko is averaging 5.8 points in 17 games.
Nov. 12 10:22 PM PT11:22 PM MT12:22 AM CT1:22 AM ET6:22 GMT14:22 11:22 PM MST1:22 AM EST10:22 UAE07:221:22 ET12:22 AM CT4:22 - Kirilenko finally returned Tuesday for Brooklyn. Analysis: Kirilenko was out since Nov. 8 with back spasms. Nets coach Jason Kidd plans to limit the veteran's minutes so don't pick him up for your fantasy league.
Oct. 31 9:02 PM PT10:02 PM MT11:02 PM CT12:02 AM ET4:02 GMT12:02 9:02 PM MST11:02 PM EST8:02 UAE05:020:02 ET10:02 PM CT2:02 - Kirilenko was inactive in the season opener due to a sore back. Analysis: He's considered day to day.
July 11 4:06 PM PT5:06 PM MT6:06 PM CT7:06 PM ET23:06 GMT7:06 4:06 PM MST6:06 PM EST3:06 UAE (+1)01:0619:06 ET6:06 PM CT22:06 - A person with knowledge of the deal says the Brooklyn Nets have agreed to a contract with Kirilenko. Analysis: The person, speaking Thursday on condition of anonymity because the deal has not been announced, says Kirilenko has accepted the taxpayer's mid-level exception worth about $3.2 million. The contract includes a player option for the second year. The Russian forward opted out of his $10.2 million deal for next season with the Minnesota Timberwolves and found a home with the Nets - owned by fellow Russian and former CSKA Moscow owner Mikhail Prokhorov.