The Russian forward has played ten years in the Utah Jazz of the NBA. He is a free agent and assures that he wouldn’t play the whole season in Europe. The American League’s lockout may encourage some players. It says that the Spanish League is the strongest of the continent: it would be interesting to try. Russian Andrei Kirilenko, who has fought over the past ten seasons with the Utah Jazz of the National Basketball Association, expressed his interest in signing for a Spanish team after the lockout of the American Basketball League. There are many interesting Championships in Europe. For example, the Spanish. It is the strongest of the continent League.
It would be interesting to test there, Kirilenko told Russian media. Kirilenko, for 30 years, said that, unlike the vast majority of his colleagues in the NBA, he is a free agent and can negotiate with the team that most suits your needs, either in the NBA or in Europe. If the lockout ends, they will have to return to the NBA. Meanwhile, I, to be free agent, can I play a season whole or most in Europe or elsewhere, he said. The Russian, who was named best player of Europe held in 2007 in Madrid, in which Russia defeated in the final to Spain, only go to a team that is really interested in their services and that suits their qualities.
Mentioning a team is premature. My agent is studying different clubs and within two weeks presents me a list with offers, he said. Kirilenko, who lost his title in the Jazz in recent seasons, said Eve who is only interested in signing a long-term contract, whether in Europe or the NBA. He also ruled out that the current labour dispute in the NBA is going to cause a massive landing of stars of the American Basketball League in European leagues.