Raptors general manager Masai Ujiri discussed Kleiza’s future Tuesday morning.
“You wonder about a healthy Linas,” Ujiri told Brady & Lang Tuesday morning. “He is an expiring contract and those are big trade exceptions…. We have to think about the financial aspects of it and where we are as a team. Are we good enough to be a tax team or at that level now? We’re grinding through it. We’ll meet with my guys once we get to Vegas and we’ll make a decision.”
Kleiza, 28, was scheduled to earn $4.6 million in the final year of his contract.
He averaged 7.4 points, 2.6 rebounds, and 2.3 fouls per game in just 20 games last season.