AK47 Requests a Trade – Lakers bound?

Should the Lakers go after him? Sound-off in the comments and tell us what you think!

HOOPSWORLD.COM: Utah Jazz forward Andrei Kirilenko has requested a trade.

On his Russian blog, Kirilenko writes “I don’t see my future with the Utah Jazz team.” (roughly translated).

Kirilenko is coming off a disappointing individual season but the Jazz were one of the year’s success stories parlaying a strong regular season into an impressive playoff run.

Rumors recently leaked out that the Jazz were talking with the Phoenix Suns about trading Kirilenko for Shawn Marion. To date, nothing has come of the conversation . . . though there’s plenty of time for moves over the coming months.

Kirilenko was just named EuroBasket MVP, a driving force behind the Russian upset over Spain to win the title. Upset with his role on the Jazz, Kirilenko doesn’t want his contract to be a burden for the team.

Of course that’s the rub for the Jazz who owe Kirilenko some $63 million over the next four seasons. Despite his talent, he won’t be an easy player to move.

That said, they aren’t going to dump him for inferior talent and last year contracts.

More as it develops.

Jaime is the co-owner and Operating Director for LakerNation.com from Alhambra, CA. He's help create the official websites for Kevin Durant and Goodwin Sports. Currently, he's the Online Producer for FOX Sports Radio and AM570 KLAC.
  • http://theworldvoice.com LUUUUKE

    though it’d be nice to get ak47, i dont see it happening. his contract is just too nasty. we’d have to give up too much.

  • kb24 4life

    see what you guys think about this trade..
    http://games.espn.go.com/nba/features/traderesult?players=434~981~2748~1016&teams=13~26~26~26&te=&cash=

    our lineup:
    fisher
    bryant
    odom
    kirilenko
    mihm

    contender team :)

  • fatty

    only player utah would take would be LO.

    So who would you rather have, Lamar or AK?

  • two0one7

    No either, or. If we can get AK47 for the right price (sans Odom), I’m all for it.

  • http://theworldvoice.com LUUUUKE

    i’d rather have odom no question

  • Billy Kupchak

    The Lakers will not trade Lamar for Andrei!

  • daboss1848

    Forget Vlad in any deal . . .
    Same deal but u need another expiring contract or cash consideration.
    Will utah trade AK for potential and cap space in a year?
    Put in the offer and let them decide

  • Michael_23

    After looking at kb24 4life’s trade machine, I couldn’t believe V. Radmonovic was making that much money and has 4 years left. I hope this guy breaks out this season. This current roster still makes me nervous.

  • Faith

    Ditto 2017.

  • Shaq786

    3-way trade (LAL/UTAH/SAC):

    LAL trades: Odom, Brian Cook, Sasha, Maurice Evans, and ’08 first round pick
    LAL Receives: Artest and Ak 47

    Utah trades: Ak 47 and Gordan Giricek
    Utah Recieves: Odom and Cook

    SAC trades: Artest
    SAC Recieves: Sasha, Maurice Evans, Gordan Giricek, and ’08 first round pick

    http://games.espn.go.com/nba/features/traderesult?players=1998~1031~617~2421~273~434~25&teams=26~23~26~23~23~13~13&te=&cash=

    Line Up:

    D-Fish/Farmar/Javaris
    Kobe/Coby/(Sun Yue)
    Artest/Walton/V.Rad
    AK47/ Turaif/ (E.Brown)/(webber)
    Kwame/Bynum/Mihm

    BEST DEFENSIVE LINE UP!!!

  • lakersfan17

    If we could keep Odom it will be great but who will Utah want Farmar nope Kwame doubt it Bynum the managment won’t trade him for JO what makes you think they will trade him for AK47.Doubt we have a chance.

  • kb24 4life

    yeah
    vlad is making a lot of money and isnt doing anything, thats why i put him on the trade because of his huge contract..

    i think that getting ak47 is more realistic than artest or jo , so do whatever it takes to trade for ak47 WITHOUT giving up LO..

  • http://www.myspace.com/regg66 rpouncy14

    U think dat’s gonna happen?

  • BringDFishBack

    Stay away, and if you were gonna go after him give up kwame sasha cook or something like that, after last season he doesnt have much value, and even less now that everyone knows he wants out.

  • daboss1848

    Shaq, step away from the fatburgers and come back to reality.

  • Shaq786

    dont forget he just got euro league MVP… agains spain (Pau Gasol and crew)… he tore it up… and has shown he definitely still has it…

    he proved himself offensively, and like always defensively, but he also showed that he can be LEADER and play any role needed to win…

    Lamar is better offensivley no doubt.. but i believe AK47 has a better upside, better defense, and higher basketball IQ

  • Shaq786

    still a tough decision, though because i love lamar, and his heart (which is bigger than AK’s, i beleive)

  • PHANTOM

    [quote comment="13542"]see what you guys think about this trade..
    http://games.espn.go.com/nba/features/traderesult?players=434~981~2748~1016&teams=13~26~26~26&te=&cash=

    our lineup:
    fisher
    bryant
    odom
    kirilenko
    mihm

    contender team :)[/quote]

    take out bynum and put in java and an 08 first round and i say do it!!!

  • bullet3000

    Hi,

    Forget AK47 or Artest. What about this trade?
    http://games.espn.go.com/nba/features/traderesult?players=3016~2399~981~1031&teams=13~13~30~30&te=&cash=

    It leaves us with a starting line up of:

    FISHER
    KOBE
    ODOM
    OKAFOR
    MIHM/BYNUM

    With players like Morrison,Walton,Turiaf,java & Vlad all on the bench, which is much needed depth. Although may not be realistic, but you never know.

  • kb24 4life

    utah wont want vujacic instead of bynum..

  • PHANTOM

    not sasha javaris chritton he has high trade value after his kick acc summer

  • gugy

    stop dreaming guys. We spent all summer dreaming about possible trade scenarios we the only thing we got was a miracle on D. Fish.
    Lakers FO is lame.

  • Shaq786

    realistically… its like eric pincus said.. it aint gonna happen without odom… which would only be a lateral move…

    i think its only worth trading bynum, if we get milsap in return…

    something like… Kwame, turaif, bynum, Sasha, cook/v.rad and 2 second round picks…. for AK47 and Paul Milsapp

    D-Fish/Farmar/Javaris
    Kobe/Coby/(Sun Yue)
    AK47/Walton/V.Rad
    Odom/P.Milsapp/(e.brown)
    Bynum/Mihm/(turner)

  • Shaq786

    Utah gets way better defense in the post… and they are going to need it to get through phx, or san antonio… So far utah is just a good offensive team… they also need to unload some contract to get more money in their pockets to pay up DERON… so it works out for both teams…

  • Shaq786

    Forget Utah… if we are gonna trade odom or bynum, it should be for someone Kobe wants… here is a realistic way we can be the best, and keep BYNUM… (sorry odom, best luck to you!)…

    3-way trade(LAL/GSW/IND):

    LAL trades: Odom, Kwame, Brian Cook, Maurice Evans, Farmar, Ronny Turaif, and ’08 first round pick
    LAL Receives: Stephen Jackson and Jermaine O’neal

    GSW trades: Stephen Jackson and Sarunas J.
    GSW Recieves: Kwame, Brian Cook, and farmar (*they desperately need a defensive center… they freakin had harrington play center… thats a joke… also, they have too many gaurds!)

    IND trades: Jermaine O’neal
    IND Recieves: Odom, Sarunas, Maurice Evans, Ronny Turaif, and ’08 first round pick

    Line Up:

    D-Fish/Javaris/Sasha
    Kobe/Coby/(Sun Yue)
    S.Jackson/Walton
    Jermaine/V.rad/(e.brown)
    Bynum/Mihm/(turner)

  • daboss1848

    small issue – Indy wants Odom and Bynum (perceived star potential); not Odom and a bunch of castaways

  • Shaq786

    Turaif, and Maurice arent cast aways… last time I checked… actually Maurice is one of the best back sg’s in the league i would day… look at the way he played last season while being injured… they had to drain liquid from his knees right before game time…

    if utah is interested in stephen jackson and sarunas for AK47…than do it,….

    than instead of sending sarunas to indiana.. we can send sasha…

    so a 2 step process…

    STEP 1:…3-way trade(LAL/GSW/UTAH):

    LAL trades: Kwame, Brian Cook, and Farmar
    LAL Receives: Ak47

    GSW trades: Stephen Jackson and Sarunas J.
    GSW Recieves: Kwame and farmar (*they desperately need a defensive center… they freakin had harrington play center… thats a joke… also, they have too many gaurds!)

    Utah Trades: Ak47
    Utah Recives: Stephen Jackson, Brian Cook, and Sarunas J

    STEP 2:.. LA trades… Odom, Sasha, Maurice Evans, Ronny Turaif, and ’08 first round pick … FOR Jermaine O’neal

    D-Fish/Javaris/Sasha
    Kobe/Coby/(Sun Yue)
    AK47/Walton
    Jermaine/V.Rad/(e.brown)
    Bynum/Mihm/(turner)

  • daboss1848

    let me clarify then since Mo is one of the best SG’s in the league:

    Indy wants Odom and Bynum (perceived star potential); not Odom and a bunch of perceived non-star potential players

  • lakerschamps08

    hey yea and here we go again first kg and then jo mybe camby and artest and now AK47 and now we all say 3 team trade and stuff like that man we’v had our hearst broken to many times but if it will happen if possible try to get him and keep LO but if not then do the trade that Shaq786 posted the last one LAL,IND AND UTAH but just keep ronny for sure and try keep mo evans then that trade be perfect…

  • PHANTOM

    STEP 2:.. LA trades… Odom, Sasha, Maurice Evans, Ronny Turaif, and ‘08 first round pick … FOR Jermaine O’neal

    D-Fish/Javaris/Sasha
    Kobe/Coby/(Sun Yue)
    AK47/Walton
    Jermaine/V.Rad/(e.brown)
    Bynum/Mihm/(turner)

    Shaq how can you trade sasha and then keep him as your backup? you have no idea what you are talking about do you?????

  • MILO

    Phantom, tell that wanabe GM (Shaq786) what’s up…Ok now! let,s trade Sasha and keep him too.Wow this guy must be a magician, ha ha ha what a idiot!!!!!!!

  • Shaq786

    my bad… i forgot to delete him…

    im glad Milo got a kick out of it…

  • PHANTOM

    this is the trade the lakers and the jazz need to make.

    lakers get ak47

    jazz get brown, evans, farmar, 08 first rd..

    http://games.espn.go.com/nba/features/traderesult?players=981~1031~3002~434&teams=26~26~26~13&te=&cash=

    fish
    kobe
    ak47
    lamar
    bynum

    with java, walton, mimh, turiaf coming off the bench i like our chances.

    utah gets rid of a contract they dont want and cant coach plus gets an expiring contract and young talent. win win

  • bullet3000

    Ok, so nobody seemed to like my Bobcats trade so,
    How about this trade:

    Lakers get AK47 and Mehmet Okur
    Utah get Kwame Brown, Odom & Evans

    http://games.espn.go.com/nba/features/traderesult?players=981~1031~617~434~1014&teams=26~26~26~13~13&te=&cash=

    We then have:
    FISHER/JAVA/SAHSA
    KOBE/COBY/FARMAR
    OKUR/WALTON/VLAD
    AK47/TURIAF/COOK
    MIHM/BYNUM

    It gives us a 3pt shooter in Okur like Odom and a defensive guy in the paint(ak47) plus look at the depth, there’s no point trading half the roster and all 5 guy play 42 mins. The trade works without Evans but you’ll need to give Utah some more bait. What do think?

  • Shaq786

    3-way trade(LAL/GSW/UTAH):

    LAL trades: Odom, Kwame, Brian Cook, ’08 first round pick, sasha, and Farmar
    LAL Receives: Ak47, Al harrington, Monta ellis

    GSW trades: Al Harrington, Stephen Jackson, Monta ellis and Sarunas J.
    GSW Recieves: Odom, Kwame, ’08 first round pick, sasha, and farmar (*they desperately need a defensive center… they freakin had harrington play center… thats a joke… also, they have too many gaurds!… they, need to free up some time for Benelli and Biernes,..on top of that they get a line up of b.diddy/Benelli/odom/Biernes/Kwame… better line up than last year!!!)

    Utah Trades: Ak47
    Utah Recives: Stephen Jackson, Brian Cook, and Sarunas J (utah is hella weak at the sg position now they got a very talened player to fill that,..they need to free up some salaries to pay up with deron… and free up more p-time for Paul Milsapp to play at sf position… they get a line up like… D.will/SJ/P.Milsapp/boozer/Okur… better line up than last year!)

    Our line up:

    Monta ellis/D-Fish/Javaris
    Kobe/Coby/(Sun Yue)
    AK47/Walton/V.Rad
    Al Harrington/Turaif
    Bynum/Mihm

    *it might seem like gsw is gettin ripped, but they are really high on odom, and al harrington doesnt fit that great in their system…they need more post defense, to contend… also they are dumping some pretty nasty contracts on us… they also have alot of young talent that need playing time!)

    This is a long shot but if IND would accept a trade for Jermain where they get Al, Bynum, and v.rad … i would say go for it!…. but we would need to sign pf/c… hopefully someone like C-webb