HoopsHype Linas Kleiza rumors

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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. RealGM

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Linas Kleiza used the option in his contract in order to extend it for next season, an expected move since his contract pays him 4,6 million dollars annually. If Toronto decides to amnesty him, then he will be fully compensated and a free agent. According to Eurohoops sources, the player and his representatives are preparing for this possibility and Kleiza himself doesn’t exclude a return to Europe. EuroHoops.net

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Linas Kleiza was named in the 15-strong Lithuanian national team preliminary squad for EuroBasket 2013 that head coach Jonas Kazlauskas announced in Vilnius on Tuesday. He was doubtful because of health issues. Eurobasket 2013

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Linas Kleiza wants everyone to know his basketball career is not over. The Toronto Raptors forward made an impromptu appearance before the media on Friday morning to refute a Lithuanian report that his nagging knee problems had spelled the end of his career. In fact, Kleiza said he could return to action as early as a week from now. Kleiza's brother called him Friday morning to inform him of the article on Lithuanian website 15min.lt. "The article. . . said my career was over, I'm retired. It's funny, it's the Lithuanian media, I don't even know what to say," Kleiza said. "I don't even want to talk about it, I don't know how you can even write something like that out of the blue. "It's funny, but at the end of the day, it's not very funny when they talk about you like that." TSN

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