According to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports, trade talks involving Nets forward Andrei Kirilenko may be impractical for the foreseeable future due to a family issue that Kirilenko is dealing with.
According to the report, Kirilenko left the team during their west coast road trip to return to New York to deal with the issue, which could keep him in New York until January or February.
The report made it seem like the Nets, who are looking to reduce their record-setting luxury tax bills (over $90 million in tax payments last year, a year after paying $70 million in 2013), may be more interested in trading Kirilenko to a contender at the deadline, assuming that Kirilenko comes back and shows that he is willing and able to play once his family situation is resolved.
According to the report, the Sixers, who could absorb the entire contract without sending anything of significance in return, were asking for too much compensation, in the form of draft picks, from the Nets. The Yahoo sports report says that the talks between the 76ers and Nets are not dead, but that second year wing Sergey Karasev is off the table.
According to a report that came out yesterday, Karasev is frustrated with his playing time with the Nets. Karasev, who was traded to the Nets in the offseason, has appeared in only 5 games this season, playing a total of 17 minutes. Karasev was the 19th pick in the 2013 NBA draft for the Cavaliers.
Furkan Aldemir update
According to a report, Furkan Aldemir may be willing to stay with Galatasaray, his team in Turkey, if they are able to get the money pay his contract by Monday. Aldemir reportedly had his contract terminated with Galatasaray because they had been unable to pay 5 months worth of his salary.
Adrian Wojnarowski previously reported that the Sixers and Aldemir agreed on a 4 year contract, with the first two seasons guaranteed.
Before the Sixers and the Blazers played earlier this week, Sixers coach Brett Brown warned that there was still some uncertainty surrounding whether Aldemir would join the team.
"When things get a little bit clearer, because they aren't as clear as reported, I think announcements will be made," Brown said.
The Sixers acquired Aldemir last offseason from the Houston Rockets in the same trade that saw them acquire Royce White. Aldemir was averaging 7.8 points and 6.2 rebounds in 20 minutes per night in 6 Euroleague games so far this season.