Former Utah Jazz member Andrei Kirilenko is headed back to the NBA after one season with Russian team CSKA Moscow. Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports tweeted that the Russian star is finalizing a deal with the Minnesota Timberwolves.
So continues a deep house clean in Minnesota. Minnesota has already parted ways with Michael Beasley, Wes Johnson, and Wayne Ellington.
The Wolves are shaping up to have one of the most internationally diverse teams in recent memory. To go along with guard Spanish guard Ricky Rubio, Montenegrin center Nikola Pekovic, and Kirlenko, the Wolves have also signed Russian phenom guard Alexey Shved.
Hopefully, the two Russian teammates will be able to connect on plays like this.