Andrei Kirilenko defends decision

Updated: August 1, 2013, 7:14 PM ET
By Mike Mazzeo | ESPNNewYork.com

Andrei Kirilenko says he can't control any of the conspiracy theories about him signing with the Brooklyn Nets for less money.

Kirilenko opted out of the final year of his contract worth $10.2 million with the Minnesota Timberwolves this offseason in hopes of landing a multiyear deal elsewhere. But with his market dwindling, the Russian native wound up signing a two-year contract with the Nets for the taxpayer mini midlevel exception -- starting at $3.18 million. The deal includes a player ...

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