Originally Posted by Ligeia
I'm also going to go out on a limb and say that Kleiza is yet another example of a player that seems to play well in International ball but can't translate that to the NBA. At the FIBA Worlds, Iguodala had 4 steals against Kleiza and held him to 4 points on 1 of 11 shooting. I think the increased competition and athleticism in the NBA is too much for Kleiza to be a starter, whether he's injured or not.
When you play against USA, you also play against 3 refs. 2 of those steals was clearly illegal.