Brooklyn Nets not looking to trade Andrei Kirilenko

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The Cleveland Cavaliers have been struggling at the start of this NBA season and have been looking around at various trade options to boost their ailing roster that finds themselves at a disappointing 9-7 in the Eastern Conference.

AK Trade?

One of the players that was rumoured to be near the top of that shortlist was Brooklyn Nets star Andrei Kirilenko, who was also drawing attention from the Clippers down in Los Angeles.

However, the Cavs hopes have been dashed by the news that the Nets GM Billy King has come out to make it known that AK47 won't be leaving the franchise in the near future.

Kirilenko missed the last 10 days to tend to a personal family issue and at the end of his mini-sabbatical it was rumoured that the Nets were looking to shop the big Russian. But that isn't the case anymore.

King has come out and said that no move is in the works. “He hasn’t been playing,” the Nets general manager said. “And we had talked about possibly … moving him. Nothing is happening.”

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Kirilenko has severely declined this season in Brooklyn. Before his unknown family matter that means he hasn't played since Novemeber 13th, the small forward was averaging an awful  0.4 points and 1.1 rebounds in 5.1 minutes on average this 2014 NBA season.

While Kirilenko did battle injuries last season, he did average 19 minutes per game in 45 games under former head coach Jason Kidd. This season, the former All-Star has played just 36 minutes total in seven games, failing to crack new coach Lionel Hollins' rotation and it's been revealed that he will not be travelling to road games in order to sort out the matter.

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