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2013-14 SEASON:
Played a season-high 35 minutes in his first start and notched a 10-point, 10-rebound double-double at LAL 2/23… Recorded a new season-high nine rebounds at GSW 2/22… Recorded a season-high 11 points at BOS 1/26… Inactive in 25 games (back spasms) before returning to the lineup 12/31 at SAS… Posted eight points, two rebounds and one assist in 12 minutes in his regular season Nets debut (and first game action since 10/12 vs. DET) vs. MIA 11/1…Inactive (back spasms) at CLE 10/30.

2012-13 (Minnesota): Played and started in 64 games with the Timberwolves, averaging 12.4 points, 5.7 rebounds, 2.8 assists, 1.5 steals and 1.0 blocks per game… Shot a career-high 50.7% from the field… Chosen as the 2012 FIBA Europe Men's Player of the Year on Feb. 12, the second such honor of his career (also 2007)… Tallied a game-high 21 points and 11 rebounds Jan. 19 vs. Houston, his seventh double-double this season (86th career) and third 20/10 effort (34th career)… Posted season highs in assists (six) and steals (four) Dec. 7 vs. Cleveland… Netted season highs in points (26) and rebounds (12) Nov. 14 vs. Charlotte… Played a season-high 45 minutes on Nov. 12 at Dallas... Blocked a season-high four shots Nov. 5 at Brooklyn.

2011-12 (CSKA Moscow): Played in 43 games, starting 39, for Moscow, in his home country of Russia… Averaged 12.7 points, 6.7 rebounds and 2.1 assists per game in just 26.3 minutes of action… Shot 56.3% from the field, 39.2% from three-point range, and 72.1% from the free throw line… Helped lead CSKA to a Russian League Championship in 2012… In 17 Euroleague games, averaged 14.1 points on .598 shooting (.417 from three), to go along with 7.5 rebounds, 2.4 assists, 1.5 steals and 1.9 blocks... Named the 2011-12 Euroleague MVP… Selected to the All-Euroleague First Team and named 2012 Euroleague Best Defender.…

2010-11 (Utah): Appeared in 64 games (62 starts) averaging 11.7 points, 5.1 rebounds, 3.0 assists, 1.3 steals and 31.2 minutes...

2009-10 (Utah): Played in 58 games (35 starts) .. Averaged 11.9 points, 4.6 rebounds, 2.7 assists, 1.43 steals and 28.6 minutes... Jazz were 24-11 in games he started, including 16-2 stretch (1/11- 2/21)... Missed 15 games due to a strained left calf... (3/14, 3/15, 3/19- 3/24, 3/27 -4/14)... Missed six games due to a lower back strain (11/30, 12/5- 12/12)... Missed three games due to back spasms (2/22, 2/24, 2/27)... Scored 12 points with six rebounds (season-high 5 offensive) March 4 at Phoenix... Had season-high 26 points and eight rebounds Jan. 20 at San Antonio… 2008-09 (Utah): Appeared in 67 games (10 starts) while averaging 11.6 points, 4.8 rebounds, 2.6 assists, 1.24 steals and 1.15 blocks… Scored 10-plus points 42 times… Recorded six double-doubles… Led the team in total blocks with 77… Was inactive 14 times (11/14-11/15, 12/3, 1/21-2/11) and did not dress once (12/2)… Missed 2 games with sprained right index finger (11/14-11/15)… Had a season-high 10 assists, along with nine points, six rebounds and four steals Nov. 22 at Memphis… Missed 13 games with a right ankle inflammation/surgery (12/2-12/3, 1/21-2/11)… Had nine points and a season-high 14 rebounds Dec. 26 vs. Dallas… Recorded a season-high 23 points, 12 rebounds and three blocks Jan.12 vs. Indiana…

2007-08 (Utah): Played in 72 games (all starts) averaging 11.0 points, 4.7 rebounds, 4.0 assists, 1.2 steals and 1.5 blocks… Shot 50.6% from the field, a career-high 37.9% from three and 77.0% from the free throw line… Turned in a triple-double with 20 points, 11 rebounds and 11 assists to go along with six steals on vs. the Los Angeles Lakers on Nov. 30… Scored a season-high 25 points to go along with six rebounds, six assists and four blocks vs. Sacramento on Jan. 25… Led the Jazz to a 54-28 record, winning the Northwest Division and reaching the Western Conference Semifinals where they were ousted by the Los Angeles Lakers in six games…

2006-07 (Utah): Appeared in 70 games (all starts), averaging 8.3 points, 4.7 rebounds, 2.9 assists, 1.06 steals and 2.06 blocks in 29.3 minutes … Finished ninth in NBA in blocks per game (2.06)… Scored in double figures 29 times, pulling down 10-or-more rebounds on four occasions and tallying three double-doubles… Missed 12 games due to injury… Made 600th career steal at Memphis on Feb. 28… Made 1,000th career block vs. Cleveland on Feb. 14… Dished his 1,000th career assist at Memphis on Dec. 23…

2005-06 (Utah): Named to NBA’s All-Defensive First Team… Played in 69 games (63 starts)… Missed total of 13 games due to injury… Finished third on team in scoring (15.3) and rebounding (8.0), second in assists (4.3), while leading it in both blocks (3.19) and steals (1.48)… Led the team in minutes with 37.7 per game… Became just 4th player in NBA history, and first since 1993-94, to average 15+ points, 8+ rebounds, 4+ assists and 3+ blocks in single season (Abdul-Jabbar six times, Bob Lanier – 1973-74, David Robinson – 1993-94)… Scored in double figures 54 times, scoring 20-plus points on 21 occasions… Scored season-high 25 points twice (April 14 at New Orleans/Oklahoma City and Jan. 14 vs. Miami)… Led NBA in total blocks (220), ranking 2nd in blocks per game (3.19) and 19th in rebounds (8.0)… Led the league with 28 games of 4-or-more blocks, blocking 5-plus shots 16 times… Registered first two triple-doubles of career… Registered a career-high 10 blocks March 25 vs. Sacramento… The 10 blocks were also an NBA season high… Had 15 points, 11 rebounds, eight assists and eight blocks March 8 vs. Minnesota… Became only the third player since 1991-92 to register eight assists and eight blocks in the same game (Chris Webber and David Robinson)… Grabbed his 2,000th career rebound Jan. 30 vs. San Antonio… Posted third career 5X5 game with 14 points, eight boards, nine assists, seven blocks and six steals Jan. 3 vs. L.A. Lakers… Only second player in NBA history with 6+ in each category (A. Olajuwon, 3/10/87, Houston vs. Seattle)…

2004-05 (Utah): Played in just 41 games, missing 26 games due to a sprained right knee, 14 games after suffering a broken left wrist March 24 vs. Washington and missed the Feb. 15 game vs. Cleveland due to a sprained right ankle… Finished as the team’s second leading scorer, averaging 15.6 points… Led the league in blocks per game (3.32) and led the Jazz in steals (1.63)… Scored in double figures in 35 of 41 games, with 20-plus points 11 times… Scored a season-high 29 Feb. 25 vs. Boston… Had 11 games of 5+ blocks with a season-high 8 twice (Nov. 3 vs. L.A. Lakers and Nov. 6 at Denver)…

2003-04 (Utah): Finished as the team’s leader in scoring (16.2), rebounding (8.1), steals (1.92), blocked shots (2.76) and in minutes played per game (37.1), appearing in 78 games (all starts)… Finished third in the league in blocks and fourth in steals and was fifth in the league’s balloting for the NBA’s Defensive Player of the Year… Was selected to the NBA’s All-Defensive Second Team… Selected by the coaches to play in the 2004 NBA All-Star Game, where he played 12 minutes and scored 2 points, with 1 rebound and 1 block… Finished fourth in the balloting for NBA’s Most Improved Player… Twice named NBA Western Conference Player of the Week (11/2-11/9 and 2/23-2/29)… Missed four games due to a sprained right ankle… Led the team in scoring 35 times with 68 games in double figures including 23 games of 20-plus points and two games of 30-or-more… Scored a career-high 31 points at Miami on Feb. 17, and registered 30 points at Philadelphia on Dec. 14… Recorded 25 points/rebound double-doubles…

2002-03 (Utah): Played in 80 of the 82 games, scoring 12.0 points and 5.3 rebounds, while playing 27.7 minutes per game… Missed first two games of his career (Nov. 15 at Detroit and Nov. 17 at Toronto) due to a strained lower back… Scored a season-high 30 points Dec. 8 at L.A. Lakers, hitting 8-for-12 shots (4-4 from three-point range) and 10-10 from the line… Registered 52 double-figure scoring games with six games of 20-plus points… Scored the 1,000th point of his career Nov. 19 vs. Phoenix… Connected on .491 percent from the field, third best on the team, good for 17th in the league… Had a season-high 12 rebounds March 4 vs. New York and had four games with 10-plus boards… Led the team in blocked shots for the second straight season, averaging 2.2 blocks per game, ranking 8th in the league…

2001-02 (Utah): Named to NBA’s All-Rookie First Team and finished third in Rookie of Year balloting… Averaged 10.7 points per game (5th among all rookies), 4.9 rebounds per game (3rd on the team and 5th among all rookies), 1.94 blocks per game (12th in the NBA and second among rookies) and 1.41 steals, 5th among all rookies… Finished among rookie leaders in nine of the 10 categories… Played in all 82 games on the season, starting 40 times… Recorded 46 games of double-figure scoring (four games of 20-plus points)… Made his first NBA start against Indiana on Dec. 2 and responded with a double-double, scoring 13 points, with 10 rebound… Pulled down a season-high 10 rebound four times during the season… Blocked a season-high six shots three times and collected a season-high six steals Dec. 10 vs. Dallas... Was selected to play in the Rookie Challenge during All-Star Weekend.

Began his basketball career with Spartak St. Petersburg (Russia) in 1996-97 at the age of 15 (the youngest ever in the Russian League)...Played in just three games that season, but in 1997-98 saw action in 41 games, where he averaged 11.9 points and 4.6 rebounds, while shooting .521 from the field … In the European Junior Championships in 1997 he averaged 19.5 points, 10.2 rebounds and 3.9 steals, while being selected as the MVP of the tournament as a 16-year-old … In 1998-99 he joined the CSKA team in Russia, scoring 12.4 points, 4.2 rebounds and 2.1 assists in 26 games during the regular season and 5.3 points and 1.4 rebounds in seven games in the European Club Competition … During the 1999-2000 regular season, he averaged 13.2 points, 6.1 rebounds and 2.5 assists in 37 games for CSKA and 11.5 points and 6.2 rebounds in 19 games during the European Club competition, then led the team to the Russian National Championship to the NEBL Championship title (Northern European Basketball League)...He was selected to play on the 2000 Russian Olympic Team in Sydney, Australia, where he saw action in all seven games (three starts), averaging 9.4 points, second-best on the team and 5.0 rebounds, while shooting .564 from the field in just 22.7 minutes per game (40 minute games)...For the 2000-01 season, he played in 20 games during the regular season (12.7 points, 8.6 rebounds), 22 games for CSKA in European Club competition, scoring 13.9 points and 9.2 rebounds, hitting .575 from the field and averaged 12.9 points and 9.7 rebounds in 12 games in the NEBL … Helped CSKA to the FIBA SuproLeague Final Four in 2001 … Led Russia to a fifth-place finish in the 2001 European Championships and a berth in the World Championships to be held in Indianapolis in 2002 … Averaged a team- best 19.2 points, shooting .603 percent from the field (35-58) and .857 from the line (30-35). 8.7 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 2.83 steals in the six games … Named 2001 European Player of the Year in a vote published by French weekly magazine “Basketnews” … Played for the Russian National Team in the World Championships in Indianapolis in 2002, but suffered a sprained left ankle and was limited to just three games … Played for Russian National Team in 2005 European Championships … Suffered a broken nose in Quarterfinal loss to Greece in which he posted 20 points and 16 rebounds … Named as 2005 Eurobasket Best Forward and selected to 2005 All-Eurobasket First Team … Led Russia to its first-ever EuroBasket title in 2007 (last 1985 as Soviet Union) … Named tournament MVP after averaging 18.0 points, 8.6 rebounds, 2.4 assists, 2.22 steals and 1.77 blocks in nine games (Russia finished 8-1) … Had a game-high 17 points (4-6), 5 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 block and a steal with 59 seconds left in 60-59 win over reigning world champion and host Spain in the championship game on 9/16/07 … Had 29 points, 8 rebounds, 3 steals and 3 blocks as Russia overcame a 19-point deficit to upset Lithuania in the semifinals … Posted three double-doubles, leading the tournament in steals, ranking third in blocks and fifth in scoring.

August 9, 1996: Traded by the Orlando Magic (as a 1999 1st round draft pick) with Kenny Gattison and Brooks Thompson to the Utah Jazz for Felton Spencer… June 30, 1999: Drafted by the Utah Jazz in the 1st round (24th pick) of the 1999 NBA Draft… July 27, 2012: Signed as a free agent with the Minnesota Timberwolves… July 12, 2013: Signed as a free agent with the Brooklyn Nets.

Born in Izhevsk (Siberia), Russia… Married to Marina (Masha) Lopatova, a Russian pop star under the name MaLo…The couple has two sons, Fedor, and Stepan, born March 6, 2007… His father-in-law (Andrei Lopatov) played for the Russian National team from 1978-1992… Began playing basketball at the age of 7 at a coach’s suggestion… Was the first Russian ever selected in first round of NBA Draft… At the time, he was youngest European player ever drafted (18 years, 4 months, 12 days)… Joined several NBA players in participating in the NBA’s “Basketball Without Borders” in 2003 and 2005 in Treviso, Italy… Has his own charitable foundation, Kirilenko’s Kids (, dedicated to impacting lives of young children in Utah and Russia… Named the NBA’s No. 1 Good Guy for 2006 by The Sporting News for his community efforts… NBA donated $10,000 in his name to Huntsman Cancer Institute in Salt Lake City as result of his selection… Has his own website,, which is available in both Russian and English… Nickname is AK-47, given to him by former Jazz teammate Quincy Lewis… Favorite food is sushi… Hobbies include reading books and playing computer games.

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Height: 6'9''/ 2.06m
Weight: 235 lbs./ 106.6 kg
Born: February 18, 1981
From: St. Petersburg, Russia
Draft: 1st Round (24th pick) 1999 NBA Draft
NBA Debut: 2001
Years Pro: 12
Previous Teams:
  Brooklyn Nets 2013 - 2014
  Minnesota Timberwolves 2012 - 2013
  Utah Jazz 2001 - 2011
Prior to NBA/Country: St. Petersburg, Russia

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