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Linas Kleiza
Linas KLEIZA (Lithuania)
DOB: 1/3/1985
Place of birth: - (Lithuania)
Height: 203cm/6'8"
Weight: -
Position: Power Forward
Main statistics
Points per game 10.8
Rebounds per game 5.8
Assists per game 0.9
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Career: Montrose Christian High-School (USA, 2002-03), Missouri (USA-NCAA, 2002-05), Denver Nuggets (USA-NBA, 2005-06).

Nobody really expected Linas Kleiza to stick around when he joined the Denver Nuggets training camp at 20. With a roster so deep in the paint and subs like Nenê or Eduardo Najera, he seemed bound for the NBA D-League. But he made the team. "He earned himself minutes", said Kenyon Martin, pretty impressed with the way the young Lithuanian responded to the opportunity. "Sometimes, you only get one chance", said Kleiza, who hustled on defence, grabbed some rebounds and made a few shots on offence. "I think he responded very well", says former Nuggets GM Kiki Vandeweghe.

With a few moves expected to happen this summer in Denver, the energetic power forward may be able to get even more minutes next season in Colorado. For a first, he will try to show on the World Championship stage that he belongs.

 
 
PARTICIPATION IN FIBA COMPETITION
 Competition   PPG   RPG   APG 
 EuroBasket 2013  11.4  5   1 
 Olympic Men 2012  13.8  6.3   1.7 
 FIBA World Olympic Qualifying Tournament 2012  19.3  5.5   1 
 FIBA World Championship 2010  19  7.1   1.4 
 EuroBasket 2009  8.8  5   1.5 
 Olympic Games: Tournament Men 2008  11.1  4.6   0.8 
 EuroBasket 2007  9.9  5.3   0.7 
 FIBA World Championship 2006  10.8  5.8   0.9 
 European Championship for Men U20 2004  17.2  5.1   1.2 
 World Championship for Junior Men 2003  29.1  8.9   1.1 
 European Championship for Cadets 2001  21.2  11.5   1.2 
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