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Andrei Kirilenko Focused On Conditioning In Timberwolves Offseason

In 2012, new Minnesota Timberwolves forward Andrei Kirilenko will be getting used to the NBA again after spending a year playing professionally in Russia. There will be adjustments for Kirilenko, the first of which, according to him, will be his conditioning.

"I'm working a lot on my physical condition," Kirilenko said. "It's the most important thing in the NBA. My game is very energetic. As long as I'm in good shape, I'm running. That's my game is running."

(via Pro Basketball Talk)

The Wolves will be relying on Kirilenko to be a big part of what they hope is a push back into the Western Conference playoffs. Needless to say, the team will need him to be healthy and in-shape, as their margin for error will be very slim.

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