Linas Kleiza (Lithuania)

Linas Kleiza

Nationality: LTU
Born : 03.01.1985
Place of birth: Kaunas (LTU)
Height: 2.03m
Position: PF

Statistics
8.8Points per game
5.0Rebounds per game
1.5Assists per game

Current club:
DENVER NUGGETS (USA-NBA)

Lithuania

ACCUMULATED STATISTICS

GMinFG2P FG3P FGFTRebASTOSTBSPFPtsAvg
M/A%M/A%M/A%M/A%ODTot
623.021/5240.418/3551.43/1717.68/988.91.33.75.01.52.00.50.02.7538.8

STATISTICAL RANKINGS

  • » Ranks #20 in Field Goal Percentage (40.4%)
  • » Ranks #16 in Total Rebounds (5.0)
  • » Ranks #20 in Defensive Rebounds (3.7)
  • » Ranks #17 in Turnovers (2.0)
  • » Ranks #17 in 2 Pts Field Goals Made (3.0)
Linas Kleiza - EuroBasket 2013 Profile

Team 2012-13: Toronto Raptors (Canada-NBA)
Career: Missouri Tigers (USA-NCAA, 2002-05); Denver Nuggets (USA-NBA, 2005-09); Olympiacos Piraeus (2009-10); Toronto Raptors (Canada-NBA, 2010-13)


Ever since the Turkish fairy tale of Lithuania's bronze-medal run in the 2010 FIBA World Championship, Linas Kleiza's career has spiralled downhill. Plagued by injuries, the Lithuanian forward never had a real chance to show his skills for the Toronto Raptors after suffering a serious meniscal tear in his right knee and going on to play a combined total of only 108 games for the Canadian team over three seasons. Although he was still the leader of the Lithuanian national team in the London Olympics, with 13.8 points and 6.3 rebounds, he was not even remotely as dominant as in 2010. However, despite sitting out the majority of the past season, Kleiza claims he is healthy and fully ready to go for the EuroBasket in Slovenia, which is a positive sign for Lithuanian fans, but should be taken cautiously, knowing the recent injury history of the player. Still only 28, Kleiza is determined to show that his best years are not a distant memory and he is still capable of leading the team to the medals in Slovenia.

 

GAME-BY-GAME STATISTICS

MatchMinFG2P FG3P FGFTRebASTOSTBSPFPts
M/A%M/A%M/A%M/A%ODTot
vs Turkey (L 84-76)255/955.65/771.40/20.02/2100.01341300212
vs Poland (L 75-86)243/1127.33/933.30/20.00/00.0347121036
vs Bulgaria (W 84-69)254/1136.44/850.00/30.02/2100.01670310310
vs Slovenia (L 58-81)222/540.01/1100.01/425.01/1100.0123310046
vs Spain (L 84-70)163/742.92/450.01/333.31/250.0235100028
vs Serbia (L 79-89)264/944.43/650.01/333.32/2100.00443310211
CategorySeason highCareer high
Points1207.09.2009 vs. Turkey36 - European Championship for Men U20 2004
25.07.2004 vs Ukraine
Total Rebounds72 times20 - European Championship for Cadets 2001
15.07.2001 vs Italy
Assists32 times4 - European Championship for Cadets 2001
15.07.2001 vs Italy
Steals13 times4 - European Championship for Cadets 2001
20.07.2001 vs Latvia
Blocked Shots 1 - 8 times
Minutes2616.09.2009 vs. Serbia42 - European Championship for Cadets 2001
08.04.2001 vs Spain
Field Goals Made507.09.2009 vs. Turkey12 - 2 times
Field Goals Attempted112 times25 - European Championship for Cadets 2001
21.07.2001 vs Yugoslavia
2 Pts Field Goals Made507.09.2009 vs. Turkey12 - 2 times
2 Pts Field Goals Attempted908.09.2009 vs. Poland22 - European Championship for Cadets 2001
21.07.2001 vs Yugoslavia
3 Pts Field Goals Made13 times4 - European Championship for Men U20 2004
25.07.2004 vs Ukraine
3 Pts Field Goals Attempted412.09.2009 vs. Slovenia7 - European Championship for Men U20 2004
25.07.2004 vs Ukraine
Free Throws Made23 times12 - 2 times
Free Throws Attempted24 times16 - European Championship for Cadets 2001
15.07.2001 vs Italy
Offensive Rebounds308.09.2009 vs. Poland10 - European Championship for Cadets 2001
05.08.2000 vs Poland
Defensive Rebounds609.09.2009 vs. Bulgaria17 - European Championship for Cadets 2001
15.07.2001 vs Italy
Participations in FIBA Europe competitionsPPGRPGAPG
EuroBasket - Final Round 2013 (Lithuania) 11.45.01.0
Olympic Games: Tournament for Men 2012 (Lithuania) 13.86.31.7
FIBA World Olympic Qualifying Tournament for Men 2012 (Lithuania) 19.35.51.0
FIBA World Championship for Men 2010 (Lithuania) 19.07.11.4
EuroBasket - Final Round 2009 (Lithuania) 8.85.01.5
Olympic Games: Tournament Men 2008 (Lithuania) 11.14.60.8
EuroBasket - Final Round 2007 (Lithuania) 9.95.30.7
World Championship for Men 2006 (Lithuania) 10.85.80.9
European Championship for Men U20 - Final Round 2004 (Lithuania) 17.54.91.4
European Championship for Men U20 - Qualifying Round 2004 (Lithuania) 15.07.00.0
World Championship for Junior Men 2003 (Lithuania) 33.38.30.7
World Championship for Junior Men 2003 (Lithuania) 26.79.31.0
European Championship for Cadets - Final Round 2001 (Lithuania) 21.512.31.4
European Championship for Cadets - Challenge Round 2001 (Lithuania) 21.210.40.6
European Championship for Cadets - Qualifying Round 2001 (Lithuania) 20.811.51.8

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