Ranking Best NBA Fits for Andrei Kirilenko

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Ranking Best NBA Fits for Andrei Kirilenko
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Andrei Kirilenko has a right to look a bit uncertain, as the number of teams that can pay him a reasonable contract is dwindling by the day. 

When AK-47 opted out of his $10 million contract with the Minnesota Timberwolves, he presumably did so with the knowledge that he'd be making less money per year while securing his financial future. Little did he know that he'd still be unsigned after the lifting of the moratorium, struggling to find a team that can offer him his desired deal. 

The San Antonio Spurs were the latest team to go by the wayside in the pursuit of the Russian forward after the Timberwolves refused to help make a sign-and-trade work, according to Yahoo! Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski

Another team that has emerged as a suitor would be offering him significantly less money. The Brooklyn Nets, after failing to secure Bojan Bogdanovic, are hoping that Kirilenko will decide to accept the mini mid-level exception and sign a three-year contract for $10 million. 

That would also mean that the veteran forward would have to back up Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett in the Barclays Center, so you can pretty much scratch that option out. 

Given the current depth charts and lack of teams with money to spend, Kirilenko has five legitimate options remaining if he wants to land a big contract. Even the team occupying the No. 5 spot in these rankings appears highly unlikely to acquire his services. 

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