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Yahoo!: Nets and 76ers working on trade that would send Andrei Kirilenko to Philadelphia

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It appears as if the Brooklyn Nets and Philadelphia 76ers are close to making a deal that would send Andrei Kirilenko to Philadelphia along with a second-round pick, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports.

He tweets:

Woj later wrote that the Nets may get a non-guaranteed deal in return.  Presumably whoever they get would be immediately waived.

Yes, clearly this deal is about the money, but was helped as Kirilenko had fallen out of Lionel Hollins' rotation with no real indication that he'd work his way back into it.

Depending on the size of the contract returned, the Nets would get a trade exception. If, for example, the Nets take on a non-guaranteed player, then cut him, the TE would be $3.3 million.

Kirilenko is currently away from the team dealing with personal issues. His wife is pregnant and has noted on her Instagram account that she's bedridden much of the time.  The 76ers, who are stockpiling picks, would almost certainly dump Kirilenko, freeing him up to sign elsewhere, either in the NBA over Russia.  The trade would also free up a roster spot ... if the Nets wanted to sign another player, or take on additional players in an unbalanced trade down the road.

Woj did not confirm or note that the Nets were in serious conversations about trading Deron Williams, Brook Lopez or Joe Johnsonas ESPN reported earlier.