Kirilenko will stay in Moscow

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Forward Andrei Kirilenko will stay with CSKA Moscow until the end of the season, it has been confirmed.

Kirilenko will join up with his CSKA Moscow team-mates on January 3rd, after failing to agree terms with the NBA teams that he and his party have spoken to.

This news will certainly make other Euroleague teams stand-up and take notice even more. CSKA are currently the only unbeaten side in the competition and head into the Top 16 as favourites to win Europe’s biggest club competition prize.

Kirilenko missed the last five Euroleague games due to a shoulder injury.

The original deal for Kirilenko at the Russian club was for three season with an NBA-out clause as the forward was a free agent.

The Russian international averaged 13.8 points in his five Euroleague games played. He also racked up 14.9 points in the domestic Russian PBL.