Andrei Kirilenko FINALLY traded to Sixers

Updated: December 11, 2014

The news came out last night and it was not a surprise that the Brooklyn Nets finally pulled the trigger on sending the Russian Andrei Kirilenko to the hapless Philadelphia Sixers for forward Brandon Davies and a 2020 second-round pick as well as the right to swap second-round picks with Brooklyn in the 2018 draft.

Yahoo is reporting that the Nets will likely include guard Jorge Gutierrez in the deal too.

Nets also created a $3.4 million trade exception and a $916,000 trade exception in the deal.

Kirilenko may have played his last game in the NBA as reports are surfacing that he will go back to Russia after he is released by the Sixers.

This is a simple money move for Brooklyn and it will help spare the Nets nearly $11 million in salary and luxury tax in cutting ties with Kirilenko who was in his final year of a $3.3 million contract.

Kirilenko has had a family matter for the past few weeks which he was tending too, and left the team for personal reasons, but somehow he fell out of favor with the head coach in training camp. It is just mind boggling to think that a player with all the assets of Kirilenko could not work with Lionel Hollins defensive minded system.

I do not understand this move at all but that seems to be par for the course with this years Nets team.  No one knows what they are doing and what new coach Hollins is trying to do.

The Nets are an enigma to everyone that watches them and roots for them.  Watching them is one of the most difficult things to do right now as there doesn’t seem to be a direction or pattern to what Hollins is doing.

The Nets better know what they are doing because the fans are restless and this season, just like last season, is getting away from them quickly.

Something needs to be done on a larger scale to get this heartless and passionless team to move forward and start to win games.

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