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Kirilenko could take discount ... or bolt Jazz

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08:09 AM ET 04.15 | Saying, "I'm definitely not looking for the money, I think I've got enough," Andrei Kirilenko still may have played his final game with the Jazz. A publicist is asking him Thursday during locker cleanout where he wants to do interviews. "Wherever you like, I don't care," Kirilenko says agreeably. Someone asks about the just-completed season. "It's like a -- how do you call that animal with the stripes? -- zebra," Kirilenko says. "I think it's that kind of season we have this year." Kirilenko has been with the Jazz 10 years. That could end July 1 when he becomes a free agent. He might end up with the Nets, who are owned by fellow Russian Mikhail Prokhorov. He could play in Russia in case of an NBA lockout. His preference is to stay where he began as an angular, spiky-haired kid whose box scores resembled a bingo card.

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April 15, 2011  08:28 AM ET

AK will stay home and help get the Jazz back into the playoffs next season, if there is a next season.

April 15, 2011  08:30 AM ET

The Jazz are falling apart like a stack of cards

April 15, 2011  08:34 AM ET

The suns, Nets, Hawks, Magic, could all use your services....

April 15, 2011  08:34 AM ET

he will be in nj. you dont understand russians

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April 15, 2011  08:44 AM ET

Lol. Knicks got Melo and Billups from Denver. Now Nets are getting AK 47 and D-Will from Jazz. Now you tell me who won.... hahaha.... NYKnicks we back yall!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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April 15, 2011  08:53 AM ET
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What I'll be interested to see is who the Nets get from where to take the place of D Will once he bolts.

Once he gets the money he'll be angling to play for a contender.

April 15, 2011  08:58 AM ET
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The Jazz are falling apart like a stack of cards

I think it shows the importance of solid coaching & management. The Jazz/Sloan were a model franchise for 20 years ... now they aren't.

April 15, 2011  09:47 AM ET

thank to this article for clarifying that he will either sign with the jazz or he will sign with a different team.

April 15, 2011  09:51 AM ET

Should you stay or should you go, Bro?

April 15, 2011  10:05 AM ET

I'm equally confused about a box score resembling a bingo card and how the season was like a zebra. Either it's Friday and my brain hasn't kicked in or this article (is it truth? are they rumors?) makes no sense.

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April 15, 2011  10:39 AM ET
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Lol....no seriously.....Is it me? But I really don't understand that referenceCan someone explain?

His preference is to stay where he began as an angular, spiky-haired kid whose box scores resembled a bingo card.
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i think he is making reference to "DNP-CD" in relation to the letters in bingo.

April 15, 2011  12:08 PM ET

Basketball In Net --Game Over: BINGO!! Unless the Zebra waves it off.

April 15, 2011  12:28 PM ET

is he even relevent anymore? maybe coming off the bench for someone

 
April 15, 2011  01:02 PM ET
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'Whose box scores resembled a bingo card'

Wtf does that mean?

His numbers were 'all over the place'........

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