Monday, October 27, 2008
Kleiza & Balkman on Option Watch
(Boulder-CO) Chris Dempsey of the Denver Post reports today that Renaldo Balkman and Linas Kleiza have until Friday of this week for the Nuggets to pick up an option on both players before they become restricted free agents at the end of the season.
My intuition says neither will be signed immediately, with the Nuggets waiting to counter any other team's offer at the end of the season in the same fashion that they handled J.R. Smith this off-season.
Balkman's option is for$2.1 million, while Kleiza's is for $2.7 million.