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Aldridge: Andrei Kirilenko will opt-in, stay with the Nets in 2014-15

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David Aldridge of NBA.com is reporting that Andrei Kirilenko will pick up the second year of his 2-year, $6.5 million contract and stay with the Nets for the 2014-15 NBA season. He will make $3.3 million next season, per his contract.

Multiple Nets writers have confirmed Aldridge's report.

NetsDaily was told by a league source earlier last week that Kirilenko was leaning toward opting in, with the Nets looking to make him more of a priority in the system next season and looking to give him more playing time.

The Nets are also optimistic, per a report, that Kevin Garnett will return for the final year of his contract next season. With Kirilenko and Garnett returning and Andray Blatche opting out, the Nets have 10 players under contract for next season, with a payroll of $89.2 million. That doesn't include Paul Pierce, Shaun Livingston and Alan Anderson. Pierce and Livingston are unrestricted free agents. Anderson has a player option that he must act on by next weekend.