Wolves, Kirilenko Close to Deal 26 Jul 12

Yahoo! Sports reports the Timberwolves are close to finalizing a deal with Andrei Kirilenko. According to the report, Kirilenko has agreed to a two-year, 20-million-dollar deal. He spent last season playing in Russia. In 10 years with the Jazz, he averaged 12.4 points and 5.6 rebounds per game.

Wolves Ink Shved

(Minneapolis, MN) — The Timberwolves signed guard Alexey Shved yesterday. The 23-year-old Shved has spent the last six years playing for CSKA Moscow in the Russian League. He averaged 11.6 points, 3.0 rebounds and 3.3 assists in 23 games last season.