Contract Negotiation International Basketball

Kleiza Moves to Europe


Linas Kleiza helped the Denver Nuggets reach deep into the playoffs this past season and now he is headed for greener pastures. Kleiza signed a 2-year deal worth $12.2 million with Olympiakos. Interestingly enough, Kleiza earned $1.5 million last season in Denver, so playing for Olympiakos gives him a lot more financial security.

The Nuggets offered Kleiza $2.7 million for this season and restricted free agent status.

Kleiza’s signing brings to mind the many basketball players who are signing far more lucrative deals overseas. Does this mean players are more interested in money?  Shocking.