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Nuggets won’t match Kleiza offer

07.16.10 at 10:58 am ET
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The Raptors offered restricted free agent Linas Kleiza a four-year, $18.8 million offer sheet, and it is being reported that his former team, the Nuggets, will not match it.

The 6-foot-8 forward was chosen 27th overall in the 2005 draft by the Trail Blazers but has been somewhat of a disappointment thus far. His best statistical season came in the 2007-08 campaign when he averaged 11.1 points, 4.2 rebounds, while shooting 47 percent from the floor.

Because the Nuggets agreed to a deal on Tuesday with forward Al Harrington, there was no urgency to bring back the 25-year-old Lithuanian. The Nuggets also signed former Celtics big man Sheldon Williams on Wednesday.

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