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Yahoo! Sports: It was assumed, after Kleiza was drafted, that he would probably be headed for Europe or a stint in the NBDL considering the talent and veteran-stacked Nugget frontline. Yet after his summer league performance, coach George Karl came away impressed enough to bring him into camp and even suggested Linas might be able to help the team this year... it's doubtful he'll make an impact this year. The sad fact is the Nuggets' frontcourt packed with talent (Carmelo Anthony, Kenyon Martin, Marcus Camby, Nene, Eduardo Najera), and there just aren't enough minutes to go around.

Linus Kleiza Profile

Name: Linas Kleiza

Postion: Forward
Nickname: N/A
Born: 01/03/1985
Origin: Kaunas, Lithuania, raised in Rockville, Maryland, USA
Status: Active
Height: 6-8/2,03cm
Weight: 245lbs./99,8kg.
Schools: Montrose Christian, Missouri
Drafted: 2005, 1st round, 27th pick overall by the Portland Trailblazers
Languages: Lithuanian, English
Website: & InterBasket
Teams (Jersey): Missouri (41), Denver Nuggets (43)
IBN Facts: Was recruited by North Carolina, Florida State and Virginia however, decided to attend "Mizzou". Led Lithuania in scoring and rebounds during the World Junior Championships in 2003, averaging 29.0 points and 9.0 rebounds, while shooting 58.4% from the field.

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