Kirilenko Doesn't Want To Be Dealt



There is a growing perception that Andrei Kirilenko wants to be traded or believes he will be dealt.

"I said, 'There is always possibility to be traded,"' said Kirilenko, who admittedly has struggled this season and who is Utah's highest-paid player. "That's my point. I don't want to be traded, and I don't want to move to another team. It's not like I want to be traded.

"But," added Kirilenko, who turns 26 four days before the NBA's Feb. 22 NBA trade deadline, "there always is possibility for the player who has huge contract and (is) not playing on the highest note. ... That's the point: Nobody in NBA secure, like 100 percent. Everybody can be traded, everybody can be moved. So I am ready for any kind of turn in my career."


Sultan of Swat
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Of course he doens't want to be traded. He's been playing for the same team during is whole career, and he's playing for a winning team that might go far in the playoffs. Plus if I was Utah I wouldn't trade Kirilenko because of what he brings to the team. I know he's been struggling but he's an awesome player, and might be one of the best five tool players in the league. You can't trade that even if he's stuggling. He'll play through it.


Aw, Here It Goes!
Im not liking the idae of trading him unless they get some talent in return meaning an all-star, or maybe the Celtics 1st if they listen to Paul Pierce. But other than that Ak should stay right were he is I believe he'll get of the hump and start producing again.


I believe AK is giving Utah just what they need, defense. He is easily one of the best at it in the league, and since he plays alongside scorers, he doesn't need to use as much stamina on offense and can concentrate on defense. To trade him for a scorer like Pierce would definitely help the Celtics, they REALLY need some defense, but it wouldn't help the Jazz. Plus, the Jazz can't have too much black players, if they did, it wouldn't be...the Jazz. You'll see, soon they'll trade Fisher, Miles and Brewer, lol. As for Deron, I think he's been whitening recently, lol.


I doubt that AK will be traded. Especially since Boozer went down, he's been playing better. I think we need to see what this team can do in the playoffs before they start to try and mess with it.


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The team is finally back on the right course so why would he want to be delt? It is smart for him to stay put and just let things happen for himself and his team. He is doing an amazing job with the team and hopefully they will have similar sucess in the years to come.

Celtic Fan

It will all depend on how they perform in the playoffs.
If they lose their first series vs the Rockets, then perhaps changes need to be made.
I don't know what posistion Andrei would play in Boston. He's not handling SF very well and Jefferson is best at a PF. Pierce could move to SG but I'm not sold that AK could play SF effectively on the offensive end.
Also, unless the Jazz take Theo's 1 year left 11.6 mil contract, the C's couldn't match up salaries. They're not gonna trade Pierce for AK. It's either keep Pierce and get some experience to help, or Trade Pierce and look to the future... again.


i would never trade AK. he can do it all. he just struggled in the playoff's because he had no playoff experince