Paul Pierce values Andrei Kirilenko on the court

10/25/2013 11:31 AM ET
By Matthew Stucko

While the Brooklyn Nets' "other" summer acquisition, forward Andrei Kirilenko, won't be in the starting lineup this year, many teammates and media outlets consider him to be one of the most important parts of the team's roster.

Kirilenko has sat out most of the preseason due to back spasms, but as you can see in the video above, fellow newcomer Paul Pierce values what Kirilenko brings to the team and can't wait to see him back on the court.

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