Wolves Sign AK47, Make Trade 28 Jul 12

The Minnesota Timberwolves have signed free agent forward Andrei Kirilenko.  The deal is for two years and worth $20-million.  Kirilenko returned to play for his old Russian team last season and was named Euroleague MVP, averaging 14.1 points and 7.5 rebounds.  The 31-year-old previously averaged 12.4 points over 10 seasons with the Utah Jazz. 

>>Wolves Trade Johnson In Three-Team Deal 

(Phoenix, AZ)  –  The Phoenix Suns have landed swingman Wesley Johnson in a three-team deal.  Johnson was selected fourth-overall in the 2010 NBA Draft by Minnesota.  He has averaged over seven points-per-game in his career.  Robin Lopez and Hakim Warrick have been dealt to the New Orleans Hornets along with cash.  The Suns will send a second-round pick to Minnesota and will also get back center Brad Miller and guard Jerome Dyson.