Tuesday, June 22nd, 2010 at 9:30 am  |  10 responses

Linas Kleiza Doesn’t Want to Return to Nuggets

According to Kleiza’s agent, the Denver Nuggets’ advances to re-acquire the forward will only be met with resistance. From the Denver Post: “The Nuggets want Linas Kleiza to return to Denver, enough that they extended a qualifying offer to the forward, who played last season in Greece. Denver owns Kleiza’s NBA rights. Terms of the offer were not released. But Kleiza’s agent, Bill Duffy, said his client plans to stay in Greece. ‘We have no plans to sign with the Nuggets, nor have they expressed interest in signing Linas at this point,’ he said. Kleiza, a 6-foot-8, 245-pound forward, left the Nuggets a year ago to play for Olympiakos, for whom he signed a two-year, $12.2 million contract. Duffy said it’s ‘very likely’ Kleiza will for Olympiakos next season. He averaged 17.1 points per game this past season for them.”

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  • The Philosopher

    Shorter season, better money for him. Can one blame him?

  • http://thekobebeef.wordpress.com LDR4

    Its all about the Benjamins…err, Euros.

  • paolo

    The point here is that Nuggets shows no interest. The smart agent puts it that way as Kleiza and he is not considering the offer, the problem that it is non-existant

  • http://www.shawnkemp.com JACO

    the better quesion is if the nuggets want him back?

  • remo williams

    serious…. did you even read the article jaco?

  • ab_40

    he’s fat… no really he’s in no way shape or form in nba shape but he can play ball.

  • http://www.kb24.com The Seed

    Lakers could use him, get rid of Walton and add Kleiza.

  • http://hibachi20.blogspot.com/ Moose

    Joey Graham could eventually turn into the type of player that Kleiza is. Could.

  • Leprechaun
  • http://sevendeu2u.wordpress.com/ Seven Duece

    i’m sure he wants more playing time than they can give him and i’m sure they know they can’t trade for equal value with the salary he has.