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Thursday, July 8, 2010
Agent: Raptors sign Kleiza to offer sheet

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Denver Nuggets restricted free agent forward Linas Kleiza signed a four-year, $18.8 million offer sheet with the Toronto Raptors on Thursday, his agent, Bill Duffy, told ESPN The Magazine's Ric Bucher.

The Nuggets, who made a qualifying offer to Kleiza last month, have seven days to match the Raptors' offer.

The 24-year-old Kleiza played last season in Greece.

The 6-foot-8, 245-pound Kleiza averaged 8.3 points per game and 3.5 rebounds in 301 games in four seasons with the Nuggets from 2005 to 2009. Denver acquired the forward in a trade with Portland in June 2005.

Ric Bucher covers the NBA for ESPN and ESPN The Magazine. Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.