SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - The Minnesota Timberwolves are finalizing a two-year, $20 million deal with former Utah Jazz forward Andrei Kirilenko, according to a Yahoo! Sports report.
Sources close to the situation told ESPN.com's Marc Stein on Tuesday the Brooklyn Nets were making a hard push to land Kirilenko. A source also told Stein the Golden State Warriors were among the bidders for Kirilenko.
The 31-year-old spent 10 seasons with the Jazz before joining CSKA Moscow in his native Russia.
Minnesota general manager David Kahn declined to confirm the deal when asked about it on a conference call Wednesday, saying only that he is "not allowed to comment on anything that hasn't been consummated."
Kirilenko played 681 games with the Jazz, making the NBA All-Star Game in 2004. However, he was plagued by injuries during the last few years with the Jazz, missing a total of 57 games over his final three seasons with the Jazz.
While productive for most his tenure with the Jazz, he never lived up to expectations after signing a 6-year, $86 million contract after the 2005 season.
For his career, Kirilenko averaged 12.4 points, 5.6 rebounds and 2.8 assists per game.