Raptors use amnesty clause on forward Kleiza

The Toronto Raptors have waived Linas Kleiza via the amnesty clause.

The Toronto Raptors have used their amnesty provision on Linas Kleiza.

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.