He was injured from the first game of pre-season. He didn't play well but everyone was witnessing an injured player... and to have microfracture surgery means it was a serious injury. Some players get commended for playing hurt, even when their numbers aren't so good, Kleiza seems to have been ridiculed.
Linas does need to lose some weight in order to play SF in the NBA. He also needs to play a little more under control, you can't fault the injury for bad decisions, too much dribbling and having trouble catching the ball.
Last edited by 6cubed; 07-21-2011 at 10:55 AM.