Linas Kleiza SF TOR Jul 25 '13
Linas Kleiza and Turkish team Fenerbahce Ulker agreed on a two-year contract.
He went unclaimed in the NBA and his body just hasn't been the same since microfracture surgery back in 2011. Kleiza had some highlights since the surgery, including a 30-point game in February of 2012, but his best days are behind him at 28 years old.
Linas Kleiza SF TOR Jul 18 '13
Linas Kleiza passed through waivers unclaimed Thursday, according to ESPN's Marc Stein.
Kleiza was bought out by the Raptors on Tuesday. The injury-prone swingman is likely headed back overseas, something he admitted was a very real possibility in an interview with EuroHoops.
Linas Kleiza SF TOR Jul 17 '13
Linas Kleiza acknowledged in an interview with EuroHoops he'll likely end up playing in Europe next season.
Kleiza was bought out and placed on waivers by the Raptors on Tuesday and should become an officially free agent any minute now. Kleiza has struggled to stay healthy and his knees have become a real issue, even after undergoing microfracture surgery in 2011. Kleiza will likely look around the NBA for offers, but he might find more success and more money overseas.
Linas Kleiza SF TOR Jul 16 '13
Raptors waive forward Linas Kleiza and designate him as the team's amnesty player.
Kleiza's knees have been troublesome and he had microfracture surgery in 2011. He could land with another team at some point this season if he doesn't play overseas, but his days of being a fantasy option appear to be over.
Linas Kleiza SF TOR Jul 16 '13
The Raptors are expected to use their amnesty provision on Linas Kleiza Tuesday.
Linas Kleiza SF TOR May 18 '13
Linas Kleiza reportedly exercised the $4.6 million player option in his contract, according to beat writer Josh Lewenberg.
This shouldn't come as a surprise to anyone because there's no way Kleiza's getting anything close to that much on the open market. Kleiza barely played this season due to injuries and then was shut down by the Raptors for the final month of the season despite being healthy. He's candidate for Toronto's amnesty clause.
Linas Kleiza SF TOR Mar 21 '13
The Raptors have informed Linas Kleiza that he will not play in a game between now and the end of the season.
Some of our readers may have forgotten that Kleiza is even in the league considering he hasn't played since December 28, and although his knee is now healthy, the Raptors have no intention of playing him. It's possible Toronto decides to use its amnesty clause on Kleiza in the offseason.
Linas Kleiza SF TOR Feb 22 '13
Linas Kleiza (knee) has been doing quad strenghtening exercises and could return within a week.
The Raptors are more than likely to use their amnesty clause on Kleiza and his bum knee in the offseason.
Linas Kleiza SF TOR Jan 25 '13
Linas Kleiza (knee) remains out indefinitely.
Kleiza hasn't played since Dec. 28 and isn't even dressing for games anymore. There's no room for him on the wing anyway with Alan Anderson and Terrence Ross excelling in bench roles.
Linas Kleiza SF TOR Jan 10 '13
Linas Kleiza could be cut using the amnesty clause in the offseason, according to the Toronto Sun.
Kleiza's chronic knee woes aren't going away. The Toronto Sun calls Kleiza being amnestied "more like a given with each passing day," and it makes sense given the depth the Raptors have on the wing.