Report: Sixers and Nets working on a deal involving Andrei Kirilenko
The Sixers have a lot of salary cap space, and according to Yahoo's Adrian Wojnarowski they are trying to use some of it.
According to Wojnarowski, the Sixers are working on a deal with the Nets that would send forward Andrei Kirilenko, who is in the final year of a $3.3 million contract, to Philadelphia.
Unloading Kirilenko's contract would save Brooklyn close to $12 million in luxury tax, as the team is desperately trying to shed some salary.
Kirilenko, 33, would be waived by the Sixers.
For the Sixers, the deal would be all about what else they would get in return for taking on Kirilenko's contract. Wojnarowski reports that the Nets would send a second-round pick along with Kirilenko, and we all know Sam Hinkie is a fan of those second-round picks.
Who the Sixers would send back to Brooklyn is still being discussed, although it would likely be a player on a non-guaranteed contract.