After signing Andrei Kirilenko in July, the Timberwolves formally introduced the versatile Russian on Friday at a news conference at the Target Center, says Wolves beat writer Jerry Zgoda. Zgoda also provides a link to video interview he did with Kirilenko, who seems convinced that the team's eclectic mix of talent will mesh without issue.
Due to last season's lockout, Kirilenko returned to Russia and played the entire season for CSKA Moscow, winning the 2011-12 Euroleague MVP in the process. Before that, of course, he spent 10 years with the Jazz. While Kirilenko is no longer the All-Star caliber player he was in his prime, his last four years in Utah were remarkably consistent. From 2007 to 2011, the rangy forward averaged between 11 and 12 points and 4.5 and 5.1 rebounds per game.
He should provide plenty of value and veteran stability to an up-and-coming roster in Minnesota.