Update: The Nets will likely include Jorge Gutierrez in the trade, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports.
Apparently, the extra effort paid off.
Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports:
Ignoring the additional mystery player, the Nets would save $11,550,401 if they waive Brandon Davies (Kirilenko’s $3,326,235 salary plus $8,224,166 in luxury tax payments). Davies’ contract is fully unguaranteed, though he could provide useful big-man depth. Obviously, if Brooklyn includes another player, that would also reduce its payroll.
This deal probably won’t affect the Nets’ major plans, considering Kirilenko is in the final year of his contract and had fallen out of the rotation. If anything, though, this would only increase their desire to rebuild by trading Deron Williams, Joe Johnson and/or Brook Lopez.
The tanking 76ers will probably waive or re-package the 33-year-old Kirilenko, who wants to remain in New York through February to be with his pregnant wife. If he becomes a free agent, he’ll surely have multiple contenders offering him a minimum contract.