I can't remember what the veteran's minimum is now, but it is likely in the $750k-$1.2M range for him.
The choice seems pretty obvious to me and I'm sure it's pretty obvious to most others. More than anyone else on our team Kleiza is a money dump because I think he had about 8 minutes of playing time for the Raptors last season. Why are we waiting so long to amnesty him and put any of his money towards even the lousiest of players on free agency?
Is there a certain period of time before you can amnesty someone, I'm not exactly fully versed on the ins and outs of the new CBA, so maybe someone else can fill me in.
We have so many wing players as it is, why waste another second without giving Kleiza the boot?
The main point is that using amnesty still leaves Raptors well above salary cap, so they still can only use exceptions - mid-level exception (MLE) and bi-annual exception - to sign free agents.
Thanks, this really answers my question. This is a frustrating time for all of us.
Kleizerbeam got style
If i were Ujiri i would wait after the european championship to amnesty him, if he plays well, increases his value he will be picked up for a little bit more, save some money for the guys upstairs and bosses love when employes find ways to save you money
Not sure why he seemed to lose interest. Health? Playing time? I really liked him in spots and he really had some great games. I don't know why those skills disappeared, or were they only situational?
I think it's partly due to injuries, and partly due to lost hunger on NBA stage. Perhaps he needs to know he's THE GUY to be play well, just look at the Olympics where he dropped 25pts against LeBron and company being #1 option on Lithuanian team.
So yeah, I think it's both psychological and a bit physical. Losing a child in a miscarriage also cannot help the situation.
potential- i disagree with him having had that potential. he has a shooters chance to get hot and luckily he got 40 one time. he plays well in international ball because his usage rate skyrockets and the 3 point line is an nba long 2. he is the classic tweener with all its problems. he can post up the smaller 3s but no way he can keep up with them he is faster than the 4s(before the knee) but can't out muscle them for boards or position.
not a big fan of tweeners myself.
The Raps have been hurting for 3 point shooting. They have been hurting for rebounding. Kleiza looks like a useful piece off the bench. If somebody can figure out how to get into his head.