It's written in Russian.
It's written in Russian.
How can you tell what it says? Is there an english version anywhere?
BTW, I'll take him off their hands.
Mike Dunleavy/1st round pick for AK?
Dun, Tins, Shawne, and 1st for Kirilenko
Yeah I just went with something that would make the salaries match... I'd like to keep Shawne too but I think they'd want some upside out of any deal.
I never took any Russian courses, but I did stay at a Holiday Inn Express last night..........
Trainer Sloun - one of the reasons, but not unique. For six years lead to NBA, I, certainly, have got enormous experience. It is absolutely clear, that NBA - the strongest league of the world. Each game does you better as the player only because it is a call. A call on fight. Such conditions temper. All these words were fair for me, except for two last seasons. Now I feel, that I do not progress as the player. I try, but it is impossible. Do not give. I do not receive support of the trainer and club. It is convinced, It is convinced, that methods Слоуна render on me negative influence. Its basic way of motivation of players - education of feeling of fault. Our salaries, our mistakes in matches, our acts outside of a platform - always an occasion for reproach. I wish to play basketball, I wish to take pleasure in it, instead of to be the robot, винтиком systems Slouna. Therefore I do not see the future in a command " Utah the Jazz ".
And, at me the big, dear contract. But it is assured, that never was неискренен or it is dishonourable in relation to fans "Jazz". It is improbably grateful to them for love to me, for support. They helped me from first minute of stay in Salt Lake City. I do not doubt, they will understand motives which me move. I spoke nobody of it earlier, but several weeks ago I talked to the general manager of "Utah" Кевином О'Коннором. I have told to it, that I do not see myself in a command and I wish to leave. Absolutely clearly, that with we with "Utah" differently look at my place and a role in a command. I do not want, that I and my contract were a burden to club, I want, that it went the rate. It is its choice. And at me only one request - allow me to go in that direction where I want. I do not wish to leave number, mechanically to execute the contract. Unfortunately, has passed more weeks, and from a management "Jazz" there is no answer, either negative, or positive. And its silence - one more certificate of the attitude to me. Nevertheless, very much I hope, the management of "Utah" nevertheless will understand, that our attitudes have settled themselves and we should leave.
You think they'd have interest in Dunleavy?
EDIT: Or, even better, how much do you think we'd have to bribe them to take Murphy?
Dunleavy + Daniels would match.....
Yea, but don't we just put him in the same situation where he's forced to play outisde his comfort zone?
Unless we put JO at the 5 and AK at the 4. Might work against certain teams.
trade rumors have floated around since last season, but the jazz apparently weren't willing to trade him then. things may change now that ak has asked out.
i like kirilenko's game, but he has 4 years and over $60m left on his contract. sure he can fill the stat sheet, but that's a lot to pay for someone who's not a big time scorer (think ben wallace)
jazz have deron williams extension coming up, along with the big contracts of boozer and okur on the books. the general thinking is that they'd swap ak for short contracts (no dunleavy types).
there was a marion-kirilenko rumor recently too, but i don't see why the suns would do it, when they're very concerned about the luxury tax.
Honestly, I'd take anyone we can get at this point.
other than the contract they'd probably have interest in dunleavy. they want a true SF and that would be him. plus dunleavy wouldn't take away from the offense of boozer, williams and okur. he'd be a 4th/5th option in the starting lineup and a 4th/5th option capable of giving you 13pts a night is fairly good. his contract isn't as bad as AK's.
i would LOVE AK playing next to JO. LOVE. his style fits in with o'brien's too (more so than sloan's anyway). you have a frontcourt of JO and AK and that makes me feel much better defensively. AK can also score, mainly by taking it to the basket and fast breaks. as long as we don't play him at the 3 (shouldn't be a problem) and let him roam the paint for steals and blocks, AK will return to form this season.
I'd be very interested in getting AK. I do not think he fits in with Jerry Sloan's system, I do really feel that Jim could be a good coach for AK.
I think that AK is more than capable of scoring 15-20 points a game especially if he played for a a guy like Jim who lets his players play. The Suns would be a good fit for AK but I doubt the Jazz send him to a Western team nor would the Suns be able to take on his salary.
If the Jazz would take Marquis plus Dunleavy i'd do it in a heartbeat. Would they take that offer? I have no clue. However AK would probably be the second best player on this team for sure. Him, Jermaine, and Danny would make a nice 1-2-3 punch.
All Star Player, Stat Monster
you'd be foolish not to want him, he can score when he wants to, Scoreing average of 12.9 per season last year
Career high 03/04 16.5 PPG
I'd take him if a trade could be worked, how ever I am doubtfull that it will happen,
<table class="statsHeader" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" width="742"><tbody><tr><td class="gSGSectionTitleStatsGrid" width="738">Season Highs/Career Highs
</td> <td width="2">http://www.nba.com/media/homepage/stats_header_lft.gif</td> </tr></tbody></table> <table class="playerStatTable" border="1" bordercolor="" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0"><tbody><tr class=""><td> Points</td><td>18 vs. Memphis 01/24/07</td><td>31 @ Miami 02/17/04</td></tr> <tr class="odd"><td> Field Goals Made</td><td>6 5 Times</td><td>11 2 Times</td></tr> <tr class=""><td> Field Goals Attempted</td><td>14 vs. San Antonio 01/31/07</td><td>21 vs. Seattle 01/25/06</td></tr> <tr class="odd"><td> Three Point Field Goals Made</td><td>2 vs. Milwaukee 12/04/06</td><td>5 @ Miami 02/17/04</td></tr> <tr class=""><td> Three Point Field Goals Attempted</td><td>5 @ Golden State 11/25/06</td><td>9 @ Miami 02/17/04</td></tr> <tr class="odd"><td> Free Throws Made</td><td>9 vs. Miami 01/13/07</td><td>16 vs. Sacramento 02/03/06</td></tr> <tr class=""><td> Free Throws Attempted</td><td>10 vs. Miami 01/13/07</td><td>17 2 Times</td></tr> <tr class="odd"><td> Offensive Rebounds</td><td>5 2 Times</td><td>8 2 Times</td></tr> <tr class=""><td> Defensive Rebounds</td><td>10 @ Phoenix 11/03/06</td><td>13 2 Times</td></tr> <tr class="odd"><td> Total Rebounds</td><td>14 @ Phoenix 11/03/06</td><td>18 vs. Phoenix 03/21/06</td></tr> <tr class=""><td> Assists</td><td>7 2 Times</td><td>11 vs. Toronto 01/17/06</td></tr> <tr class="odd"><td> Steals</td><td>4 @ Detroit 01/17/07</td><td>8 @ Houston 12/03/03</td></tr> <tr class=""><td> Blocks</td><td>6 @ Indiana 12/17/06</td><td>10 vs. Sacramento 03/25/06</td></tr> <tr class="odd"><td> Minutes Played</td><td>41 @ Phoenix 11/03/06</td><td>49 @ Detroit 01/07/</td></tr></tbody></table>
Status Alert: Kirilenko was named MVP of the EuroBasket 2007 tournament, Eurobasket2007.com reports. (Sep 17)
You gotta like his game.
Not sure we can afford the guy though. Contract is pretty ridiculous. $61 million over the next four. We'd be paying AK-47 and JO a combined $39 million in 2009-2010.
Translated via google:
Got a "successful trade scenario" on RealGM's trade checker by sending
Troy Murphy & Quis for Kirilenko. If Utah was willing to do this, might
be worth at least a little consideration.
How would JOB fit him into the system if he were to come here?
While AK is a good player, strikes me as being emotionally fragile (very).
Didn't the guy start crying (literally) over not getting enough playing time?
He does though have an "enlightened" wife who has been noted for allowing
him to sleep around on her if he so chooses. Maybe she could come and
set a good example for the wives and girlfriends of central Indiana...:p
It would have to be Dun, not Troy. Gotta give them what they need.
I'd take him in a Dun/Shawne/Quis deal. Sure Rush would be the only SG on the team, but how's that really different from right now? ;)
AK can handle the ball, he can actually guard the PG a little and obviously just about anything else. I'm putting his name into the "will never see him in a Pacers uniform ever". Probably end up in Cleveland, Detroit or Chicago somehow, gotta match the Boston moves.
Where does Kirilenko play for us just out of curiosity? He's certainly not a two and hes a weak 4 at best. I don't see where we play him.
I like his game, but this guy is HIGH MAINTENANCE. Seems like the Pacers are doing their best to steer clear of players with a lot off-the-court stuff going on. Not that he's been in legal trouble, just that he does a lot of complaining for someone making that kind of money....