Nets Not Currently In Talks With Kirilenko

Earlier today, a report surfaced suggesting that the Nets had a verbal agreement in place to sign Andrei Kirilenko to a three-year contract. However, according to Stefan Bondy of the New York Daily News (via Twitter), that report is inaccurate.

As we heard yesterday, Nets GM Billy King will travel to Istanbul next week to meet with 2011 draft pick Bojan Bogdanovic at the Euroleague Final Four, and Bondy acknowledges that perhaps King could also touch base with Kirilenko there. Right now though, the two sides don't have an agreement and aren't engaged in discussions, says Bondy (Twitter links).

Kirilenko, who signed a three-year contract with CSKA Moscow in Russia during the NBA lockout, is expected to return to North America at some point. His contract includes opt-out clauses at the end of each season, so he could become eligible to sign with an NBA team once the Euroleague season ends.

The Nets were seriously interested in Kirilenko in December, but it's not clear if they'll maintain that same level of interest now that they'll be attempting to re-sign forwards Gerald Wallace and Gerald Green.

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