Found January 27, 2012 on All Things Nuggets:
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The buzz cut has grown out to a longer mane, but the trademark smile and jumper remain the same. Linas Kleiza is loving his basketball life so much more now. First, he’s playing. Shelved for nearly a year after undergoing microfracture surgery on his right knee last February, Kleiza is just starting to get his legs under him. He’s played in nine games this season. Ice packs are a way of life now. Ho hum days where the knee is sore are plentiful. Annoying days when it doesn’t get the proper time to bounce back because of a jam-packed NBA schedule are constant and will remain so. Still, he’s happy to be back. And tonight, he’s back in more ways than one. It is the first time Kleiza returns back to Denver since he left the team for Greece in 2009. Kleiza was a key cog in the Nuggets’ run to the Western Conference Finals in 2008, and though he’s still logged more time in Denver than any other city in his professional career, he insists there will be no emotion tonight. “I don’t really...
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