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Monday, June 23, 2014
Kirilenko opts in, will remain with Nets

By Mike Mazzeo

Andrei Kirilenko has decided to exercise his $3.3 million player option and will remain with the Brooklyn Nets in 2014-15, a league source confirmed to ESPNNewYork.com.

Kirilenko, 33, was plagued by injuries last season and appeared in just 45 games for the Nets -- mostly in a reserve role -- averaging 5.0 points and 3.2 rebounds in 19.0 minutes per game, shooting 51.3 percent.

He is an unselfish player known for his versatility on both ends of the floor. The Nets signed Kirilenko last offseason to a two-year contract by using their taxpayer’s mini mid-level exception.

NBA.com earlier reported that Kirilenko had decided to exercise his player option.