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Quote of the day: Kirilenko is a Wolf who thinks he’s a young buck

Russian forward Andrey Kirilenko scores

Russian forward Andrey Kirilenko scores during the Men’s Preliminary Round Group B basketball match Russia vs Great Britain at the London 2012 Olympic Games , on July 29, 2012 in London. AFP PHOTO / MARK RALSTON (Photo credit should read MARK RALSTON/AFP/GettyImages)

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“I feel great. Look at me. I’m running like a young deer.”

Andrei Kirilenko of Russia, after dropping 35 points on 17 shots in the first day of Olympic basketball to lead his team to a win.

Timberwolves fans should be happy, they just signed Kirilenko and Russian point guard Alexey Shved who had 16 points and 13 assists in the win Sunday. For a day, GM David Kahn looks very smart.