Obradovic tabs Linas Kleiza to Turkey

Fenerbahce coach Zeljko Obradovic has made Lithuanian Linas Kleiza his first new signing as he looks to vanish memories of a woeful last Euroleague season.

Kleiza arrives from the Toronto Raptors where he averaged 7.4 points and 2.6 rebounds a game, but the 28-year-old only managed 20 games due to a string of injury problems.

The last time the Lithuanian international played in the Euroleague was when he steered Olympiacos to the title game in Paris back in 2010. He was named the Alphonso Ford Trophy winner with an average of 17.9 points a game. Kleiza was named in the All-Euroleague first team in that same season.

Kleiza also helped Lithuania win bronze medals at Eurobasket 2007 in Spain and at the 2010 World Championships in Turkey.

To add to Obradovic’s rebuilding, the legendary playcaller has also added Luka Zoric and forward Nemanja Bjelica to his roster.