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Raptors officially sign Kleiza

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Linas Kleiza played four years in Denver before going to Greece last season.
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TORONTO (AP)

Toronto has signed free agent Linas Kleiza to a multiyear contract.

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The Raptors acquired the rights to Kleiza nine days ago when the Denver Nuggets opted not to match Toronto's offer sheet.

Kleiza played with Greek club Olympiakos last year after four seasons in Denver. The 6-foot-8 forward from Lithuania - who attended high school in Maryland - averaged 8.3 points with the Nuggets.

The Raptors, who lost free agent Chris Bosh to the Miami Heat earlier this month. Toronto also traded Hedo Turkoglu to Phoenix and re-signed free-agent forward Amir Johnson, among other moves.

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