View Full Version : "Lithuanian Lighting" Linas Kleiza Being Targeted By Cavs and Raptors

07-11-2009, 12:15 PM
i saw this coming

07-11-2009, 12:32 PM
If Cavs could get Kleiza he would be a nice addition.

I think Matt Barnes fits more of a need though. I hear they are looking at him as well.

Either would fill the roster out nicely. If they were able to land Kleiza or Barnes the Cavs offseason would look like this.

Ben Wallace = Shaq
Sasha = Anthony Parker
Wally S = Barnes or Kleiza

Im pretty sure everyone one here would do that trade every day of the week and twice on sundays. Should be right there again for #1 seed.

07-11-2009, 12:32 PM
Nuggets wants to hold him prolly, but they won't make it. Somehow i think he wants to go to Raptors more, but i think cavs will offer more than raptors, so that's a question what he gonna pick. Would be big powerup for both teams.

07-11-2009, 12:44 PM
I dont think Kleiza would start for CLE...

Mo Williams - PG
Delonte West - SG
Lebron James - SF
Anderson Varejao - PF
Shaq - C

Z for Shaq
Anthony Parker for West (Parker will probably get some starts as well)
Kleiza for Andy if signed.
Boobie for Mo.

Rest of team - Darnell Jackson, JJ Hickson, Danny Green, T. Kinsey

07-11-2009, 12:49 PM
Wish the C's went after this kid. He can drive to the whole and also shoot a good 3 ball. He'd
be an instant upgrade at the 2-3-4 positions off the bench. Hope Cleveland dont get em. I believe hes restircted

07-11-2009, 12:52 PM
He is restricted...

07-11-2009, 01:35 PM
and then he would fall into the same problem again.. a small forward behind a star


Come to the raps.. ull be welcome and ull share spots with the 2 the 3 the 4
turk will play point once in a while when needed and then u got ur spot.. ull play no less than 23 mins a game

cammmon love lol

Raps18-19 Champ
07-11-2009, 01:38 PM
I'd rather have Barnes since he'll cost less.

07-11-2009, 01:56 PM
I think Kleiza is a hidden gem in this league, just needs some minutes.

07-11-2009, 02:02 PM
he can contribute well given minutes

in Cavs he could come of the bench and take what's left from LBJ, also play as a PF, and if needed SG...

in Toronto he maybe coulld get more minutes...

07-11-2009, 02:08 PM
"Lithuanian Lighting"?


Sly Guy
07-11-2009, 02:36 PM
can't speak for the cavs, but I'd like this guy in a raps uni.

07-11-2009, 04:03 PM
He will come to the Raps... it's more Whiter than Cavs.

07-11-2009, 06:03 PM
Big Z is also lithuanian, maybe that will have some impact on his decision.

Jahari Kavi
07-11-2009, 06:11 PM
cavs should've left anthony parker alone and signed Barnes and Kleza instead........

07-11-2009, 06:20 PM
He will come to the Raps... it's more Whiter than Cavs.

So true. What's one more skinny caucasian who can be pushed around and is a step too slow anyways?

07-12-2009, 05:33 AM
cavs should've left anthony parker alone and signed Barnes and Kleza instead........

They should had signed Kleiza first, then look to sign barnes/parker. Kleiza is best option out of 3.

07-12-2009, 06:09 AM
:laugh: His nickname is seriously the lithuanian lightning? :laugh:

07-12-2009, 07:08 AM
lol Cavs want everyone.

07-12-2009, 07:17 AM
:laugh: His nickname is seriously the lithuanian lightning? :laugh:

Don't think so... atleast i heard that crap for first time, and watched lithuanian games in olympics also denver games in the nba... I don't think he likes that nickname to much also :D

07-12-2009, 08:40 AM
if barnes can play the 2.. it'll be good.

GSW fan
07-12-2009, 07:44 PM
I miss barnes. come back to the Warriors :cry:

07-12-2009, 09:27 PM
Please read this. (http://www.prosportsdaily.com/forums/showthread.php?t=376463)

Bleacher report is not a valid source for news or rumors.

I'll leave this open, however, since in this case that bleacher report "reporter" (excuse me while I rofl for a while) just got the report off real news sites like anybody here could have done, and the rumor is valid.

But generally speaking, please DO NOT USE BLEACHER REPORT AS A SOURCE. If you see anything posted there that cannot be verified at legitimate news sources such as espn, yahoo, major local papers, etc., then DON'T POST IT.


And I'm still rofling at "lithuanian lightning". I've seen LK play for his entire career, and have never once heard him called that - thank god this will be the first and last time.

07-12-2009, 10:45 PM
cavs should've left anthony parker alone and signed barnes and kleza instead........

a. Carter is a better shooter than barnes and we need shooters to surround lbj and shaq. I want linas because of his shooting ability. He wont start but he will be an important player off the bench. We can only offer about 3 mil and he is restricted?

07-12-2009, 11:05 PM
him coming to raptors would just bring us one-step closer to becoming the "All-International " team

07-12-2009, 11:59 PM
"Lithuanian Lighting"?