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Old 01-17-2011, 02:16 PM   #1 (permalink)
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D. Smith: Kleiza playing through Knee, achilles injuries

Q: Hi Doug. Just curious as to your take on Kleiza at the moment? He had a terrific World Championships and pre-season and then sustained the injury. Do you think he's still hurting? I felt he was going to be a big part of the offence and it just hasn't happened. His ball handling has also been suspect as well as his three point shooting.

Jim F, London

A: He’s hurt and playing through it. His knees are sore and his Achilles still gives him a bit of a problem and those have contributed to his play. I would say he’s been as big a disappointment as there’s been on the team but I think it’s got to do with physical issues more than we’re being told publicly.
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