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NetsDaily Oct 11, 2014

Andrei Kirilenko says there's a "good feeling" Brooklyn Nets can "achieve something" this year

In a wide-ranging interview with Sport-Express, the Russian sports site, Andrei Kirilenko says there is a "good feeling" among  Nets can "achieve" something.  He also praises his new coach as "sensible," points to the contrast between this season and last and offers advice to his protege, Sergei Karasev, "be more aggressive."The interview, which took place just before the Maccabi Tel Aviv game, covered Kirilenko's thoughts on the Nets, the Russian national team, David Blatt's challenge in Cleveland, among other things. Here's a rough, machine-aided translation of the...
NetsDaily Oct 9, 2014
Is Andrei Kirilenko ready for a re-start?

Is Andrei Kirilenko ready for a re-start?

Two years ago, Andrei Kirilenko had one of his best seasons in years. He did miss 18 games, but that was the least he had missed in five years. And across the board, he had his best numbers in years as well. He averaged 12.7 points, his best total in six years; shot 50.7 percent, his best showing ever and 5.5 rebounds, his highest in seven years. That's why he was considered such a steal at the mini mid-level, so much so that some team --some in the organization suspect the Knicks-- asked the league for an investigation into whether there was some sort of a Russian side deal.  Considering...

Kirilenko off to a strong start

NEW YORK -- You get the feeling that as long as he stays healthy, Andrei Kirilenko is quickly going to become a favorite of Brooklyn Nets coach Lionel Hollins. The 33-year-old veteran, who was plagued by back spasms last season, looked like his old self in Tuesday’s 111-94 preseason victory over Maccabi Tel Aviv. Kirilenko posted 13 points, 6 rebounds, 3 assists and 2 steals in 24 minutes. Afterward, Hollins said if he had to give out a game ball, one would go to point guard Deron Williams and the other would go to Kirilenko “for what he did defensively and getting loose balls for...

Andrei Kirilenko returns to practice

EAST RUTHERFORD — Andrei Kirilenko returned to the practice court in full on Saturday, after back tightness kept him out of the first week of training camp. Kirilenko missed four training camp practices before retuning to practice on Thursday, but …
NetsDaily Oct 4, 2014
Andrei Kirilenko practices, hopes to play Tuesday as Brooklyn Nets get antsy

Andrei Kirilenko practices, hopes to play Tuesday as Brooklyn Nets get antsy

After a day off Friday, the Nets were back on the court Saturday with a near full complement of players. Only Alan Anderson (sore abdominal muscle) sat.  The news of the day was that Andrei Kirilenko was back on the court. a bit earlier than expected. He complained of tightness in his back on Sunday and thought he could be out seven to 10 days. Instead, it was five days without practice, six without contact. "I’m feeling good so far, I’m trying to be very careful with it," he said. "I’ve improved so much, I’m already doing some contact and some 5-on-5 stuff. I’m trying to get...
New York Post Oct 2, 2014
Kirilenko feeling better but not cleared for contact

Kirilenko feeling better but not cleared for contact

Andrei Kirilenko knows all too well how tricky back injuries can be after he missed a significant portion of last season because of them. So despite going through the non-contact...
New York Daily News Sep 28, 2014
Nets Insider: Andrei Kirilenko back in same boat with injury

Nets Insider: Andrei Kirilenko back in same boat with injury

It only took one day for Andrei Kirilenko's back to flare up. After missing 25 games last season because of spasms, Kirilenko sat out of the second day of training camp Sunday with "stiffness in his back," the Nets announced.

Kirilenko feeling tightness in back

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Brooklyn Nets small forward Andrei Kirilenko, who was working with the starters on the first day of training camp, has tightness in his lower back, which he believes could keep him out for the next 7-to-10 days. Kirilenko missed 25 straight games early last season due to back spasms. Overall, he missed 37 games in 2013-14 due to injury. “I mean I’m trying to be positive,” Kirilenko, who worked with the training staff to strengthen his back in the offseason, said Sunday.

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