Jazz coach Jerry Sloan, who has had an iffy relationship with Andrei Kirilenko, doesn't believe that the forward can play up to his contract.
"Sometimes money gets in the way of other people's thoughts about players," Sloan said.
"It's kind of like when we had (center Greg) Ostertag," he added. "Ostertag got a big contract, and they expected him to play like (Kareem Abdul-) Jabbar. Well, he wasn't. And that happens with a lot of people sometimes."
RealGM Note: Kirilenko, who played in 67 games during the regular season, had an FIC40 of 14.1 and a Reina Value of -3%.