It may be difficult for Andrei Kirilenko to win the Sixth Man of the Year Award in 2013-14, but he will be in the running throughout the season, if he stays healthy.
Kirilenko is the kind of player that makes bad teams exciting and good teams outstanding. He's the ultimate glue guy, a coach's dream player. He does all the little things you can ask for. He isn't afraid to dive after loose balls, and he loves playing defense.
Kirilenko possesses great reflexes and an impeccable nose for the ball, which, coupled with his long arms, will lead to a few fast breaks per game initiated by the steals he'll pick up from blocked shots and playing the passing lanes.
His ability to run the floor will also help the Nets be lethal in transition, particularly when he runs the break with Deron Williams, Joe Johnson and either Paul Pierce or Jason Terry, depending if Jason Kidd decides to use a small-ball lineup.