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Andrei Kirilenko doesn't plan to opt out this summer

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05:32 PM ET 01.23 | The Minnesota Timberwolves aren't playing great basketball of late, but forward Andrei Kirilenko is enjoying his time with the club so much that he has no intentions of leaving any time soon, the Russian forward says. Kirilenko has played well for the T-Wolves this year, averaging nearly 14 points per game while playing solid defense, but the team is just 10th in the Western Conference standings despite his contributions. Still, Kirilenko holds a $10.2 million player option for next season, and he says he fully intends to exercise it. "I'm going to stay in the NBA for sure. There is no doubt about it. I like Minnesota and I like [head coach] Rick Adelman," Kirilenko told HoopsWorld.

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January 23, 2013  05:48 PM ET

Well.. he's not worth 10 mil on any other team so why even bother... getting paid on a team with such low expectations is the best situation any pro athlete can get for. Get the money off his back and the women in his bed... now if it was Chris Bosh I'd say get the men in his bed...

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January 23, 2013  08:35 PM ET
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Well.. he's not worth 10 mil on any other team so why even bother... getting paid on a team with such low expectations is the best situation any pro athlete can get for. Get the money off his back and the women in his bed... now if it was Chris Bosh I'd say get the men in his bed...

Huh? Creepy doesnt understand that ch-it....please explain!!!....that sounds ga-yish to me!!!

January 23, 2013  09:42 PM ET

He likes playing for the T Wolves because Minnesota reminds him of Siberia at this time of the year.

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January 24, 2013  01:36 AM ET

AK47 as a Laker would certainly be a good role player for them.

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January 24, 2013  10:11 AM ET
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Well.. he's not worth 10 mil on any other team so why even bother... getting paid on a team with such low expectations is the best situation any pro athlete can get for. Get the money off his back and the women in his bed... now if it was Chris Bosh I'd say get the men in his bed...

Bosh is going to creep upon you, Lost. Watch your back!

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