Shawn Huff of Finland defends against Andrei Kirilenko of Russia during the EuroBasket 2011 second round.
The Minnesota Timberwolves have reached agreement with free agent forward Andrei Kirilenko on a two-year $20 million contract, reports Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports. Didn't the T-Wolves just amnesty Darko Milici's horrific contract, now they'll replace it with this one. The oft-injured Russian, 31 years-old, played in his home country last season, but will make his return to the NBA with Minnesota.
As part of the trade, the New Orleans Hornets received restricted free agent Robin Lopez (three-years $15.3M) and Hakim Warrick, from the Suns. The Suns get draft-bust Wesley Johnson, a future (lottery protected) first round pick from the Wolves, and Brad Miller's expiring contract (trading a white guy?!). The Wolves receive Jerome Dyson and two future second round picks from the Bugs.
Rumors has swirled earlier in the day that the Nuggets were interested in AK-47, glad that didn't come to fruition.