According to Yahoo! Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski, Minnesota is working to complete a three-team deal that would give them cap space to pursue free agent Andrei Kirilenko. Kirilenko is reportedly considering a return to the NBA, and would like to make his decision before the Olympics.
The T-Wolves are reportedly helping facilitate a trade that would send Phoenix' Robin Lopez and Hakim Warrick to the New Orleans Hornets. Minnesota would reportedly send Wesley Johnson and a lottery-protected first-round pick to the Suns as part of the deal.
Kirilenko returned to Russia last season, and was eventually named the 2012 Euroleague MVP and selected to the All-Euroleague First Team. He last played in the NBA in 2010-11, averaging 11.7 points per game with the Jazz — the team with which he's spent all 11 of his NBA seasons.
Kirilenko is reportedly seeking in the vicinity of $8 million annually, and has ruled out the Brooklyn Nets because of their inability to pay him any more than the veteran's minimum.
Photo via Facebook/Andrei Kirilenko
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