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LINAS KLEIZA RUMORS & GOSSIP

Kleiza Has No Interest In Ever Returning To NBA

Linas Kleiza signed with Fenerbahce Ulker in the offseason, returning to Europe after a four-year deal with the Toronto Raptors. Kleiza said he has no interest in returning to the NBA after being amnestied by the Toronto Raptors in July. Kleiza also talked about how there are only a few teams in the NBA that can win a championship.
Via RealGM
October 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Former Raptors Linas Kleiza Decides to Play in Turkey

  If you play basketball at the collegiate level, you’ve probably dreamed of going to the NBA right? Well times have changed and the NBA isn’t the only league that pays well anymore. Just ask Linas Kleiza. He was amnestied by the Toronto Raptors after the regular 2012-13 season was over, but things are starting to look up for Linas. Turkish league’s Team Fernerbache has signed...
Via BlackSportsOnline
July 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Kleiza Signs Two-Year Deal With Fenerbahce

Linas Kleiza has signed a two-year contract with Fenerbahçe Ulker. According to a source, Kleiza will become of the highest paid players in Europe. Kleiza spent last season with the Toronto Raptors, averaging 7.4 points and 2.6 assists over 20 games.
Via RealGM
July 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Toronto Raptors Waive Forward Linas Kleiza

Forward Linas Kleiza was waived by the Toronto Raptors as they had used the team’s amnesty clause allowed by the NBA. Kleiza, who is struggling with a comeback to the league after having microfracture surgery in 2011 doesn’t appear to be set in his mind one way or another whether he will stick in the NBA or take his chances overseas. Kleiza, while aging, still holds some value...
Via FF Locker Room
July 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Raptors to amnesty Kleiza

After years of injuries the Toronto Raptors have decided to amnesty Linas Kleiza. Kleiza recently picked up his player option of $4.6 million which is pretty good for a guy who’s played 108 games over the past three seasons. Compared to the salaries of most NBA players it’s not out of line with his production but for a team likely to pay the luxury tax it’s a move that had...
Via My Sports Rumors
July 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Raptors Use Amnesty Provision On Linas Kleiza

The Toronto Raptors have decided to amnesty Linas Kleiza. Kleiza had previously exercised his player option for the 13-14 season at $4.6 million. The move will save the Raptors on the luxury tax.
Via RealGM
July 16, 2013  |  Discuss

POTD 12/9/12: Blake Griffin on Linas Kleiza

Not much for choices from Sunday’s six-game slate, but Blake Griffin did scale the back of Linas Kleiza for a pretty nasty follow jam off of a Chris Paul miss.  The fact that Kleiza wasn’t looking takes away from the play as a posterization, but with no other nominees, Griffin wins by default. It’s a shame Blake didn’t convert on his left-handed attempt over Jonas Valanciunas...
Via NBA 24/7 365
December 10, 2012  |  Discuss

Hoops Talk out of Halifax with Linas Kleiza at Toronto Raptors Training Camp 2012 (Halifax,NS)

Linas Kleiza is moving into his third year with the Toronto Raptors this season, and if he can build off his performance at the 2012 London Olympics with the Lithuanian national team, expect big things from Kleiza.  Kleiza, along with Team Lithuania teammate and current Raptors teammate, Jonas Valanciunas, lost to Russia in the London 2012 Olympic quarterfinal.  Kleiza averaged...
Via Hip Hoop Junkies
October 08, 2012  |  Discuss

Linas Kleiza prefers tattoos on black players

Previously on That NBA Lottery Pick, we've shown you some of the weirdest quotes said by NBA players but this one from Toronto's Linas Kleiza might be one of the strangest.The below quote is taken from an article asking NBA players about tattoos and their history with them.Most NBA players interviewed for the article talked about their own experiences/own tattoos but Kleiza...
Via That NBA Lottery Pick
February 24, 2012  |  Discuss

White Boy Tats

Toronto Raptors Small Forward Linas Kleiza likes tattoos, just not on certain people. Earlier this week, Kleiza released a statement on how he feels about tattoos. “I like tattoos, but not on myself. On white guys, they stand out too much. On black players, they look good.” (via I Am a GM) Considering NBA has some of the most tatted up athletes in the world, let’s look at...
Via Pass The Pill
February 18, 2012  |  Discuss
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