Donatas Motiejunas RUMORS & NEWS

  • Donatas Motiejunas on Comeback and Free Agency Nightmare

    Basketball Insiders "Donatas Motiejunas’ career has endured more detours than Brooklyn’s Belt Parkway during construction. Similar to the Belt Parkway, Motiejunas’ physical condition has been questioned over the years. Motiejunas was a key member of the Houston Rockets team that finished with a 56-26 record to win..." January 12

  • Motiejunas worked out with T-Wolves before signing with Pelicans

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "The Timberwolves brought unrestricted free-agent Donatas Motiejunas to town for a look but never got their chance to act before he agreed on Sunday to sign with New Orleans. Drafted 20th overall in 2011 with the pick the Wolves owned before they started trading down that night, Motiejunas’..." January 02

  • Donatas Motiejunas lost over $30 million by reportedly signing with Pelicans

    CBS Sports "It may have taken until 2017, but free-agent big man Dontas Motiejunas has finally found a new team. According to The Vertical's Shams Charania, Motiejunas will sign a one-year, $1.5 million veteran's-minimum deal with the New Orleans Pelicans. As he did with the Rockets, Motiejunas will..." January 02

  • Pelicans, Motiejunas in serious talks toward a contract

    Sportando " Donatas Motiejunas is close to signing a contract with the Pelicans. As reported by Shams Charania the two sides are finalizing a deal. " January 01

  • Lakers Bring In Donatas Motiejunas For Workout

    Real GM Basketball "The Los Angeles Lakers brought Donatas Motiejunas in for a workout following the injury to Larry Nance Jr., but they didn't immediately sign him. Motiejunas is an unrestricted free agent after a prolonged contract stalemate with the Houston Rockets." December 29

  • Rockets Renounce Rights To Donatas Motiejunas "Houston Rockets General Manager Daryl Morey announced today that after extensive discussions with Donatas Motiejunas, his representatives, and the NBA league office, the Rockets will renounce Motiejunas and he will become an unrestricted free agent." December 15

  • Rockets, Donatas Motiejunas saga now involves the NBA

    Houston Chronicle "With the Rockets' planned efforts to return forward/center Donatas Motiejunas to the roster at a standstill, Rockets general manager Daryl Morey said talks now involve the NBA in an indication that Motiejunas will not be signed to the contract the sides agreed to on Friday. "We're in active..." December 13

  • ‘Issues’ Remain With Donatas Motiejunas

    Hoops Rumors "lthough the Rockets and Motiejunas agreed to a new contract on Friday, the deal hit a snag with the forward’s physical on Saturday, per Jonathan Feigen of The Houston Chronicle (Twitter links). According to Feigen, GM Daryl Morey said today that he and the Rockets are in “active discussions” with..." December 12

  • Rockets agree to 4-year, $35M deal with Donatas Motiejunas

    ESPN "After pulling their offer sheet to Donatas Motiejunas, the Houston Rockets are signing the power forward to a four-year, $35 million deal, according to The Vertical. The Vertical reports that only the first season of the contract, when Motiejunas will make $8.3 million, is fully guaranteed. The..." December 09

  • Rockets Won’t Return Motiejunas To RFA Market

    Hoops Rumors "The Rockets won’t withdraw their first refusal exercise notice on Donatas Motiejunas‘ offer sheet, reports Jonathan Feigen of The Houston Chronicle (via Twitter). For now, Houston appears willing to wait out the situation in the hopes that Motiejunas eventually reports to the team and finalizes..." December 08

  • Donatas Motiejunas won't report to Rockets over $6M difference from Nets' offer sheet

    ESPN "Restricted free agent Donatas Motiejunas won't report to the Houston Rockets because of a difference of nearly $6 million from the offer sheet he signed with the Brooklyn Nets, sources told ESPN on Wednesday. Last week, Motiejunas signed a four-year, $37 million offer sheet with the Nets. The..." December 07

  • Donatas Motiejunas Refuses to Report to Rockets

    SLAM Online "The Houston Rockets matched the Brooklyn Nets’ 4-year, $37 million offer sheet to retain restricted free agent Donatas Motiejunas but Donatas and his agent, BJ Armstrong, are playing hardball. According to The Vertical, Motiejunas has no intention of rejoining Houston: “We won’t be..." December 06

  • Rockets bringing back Donatas Motiejunas

    Houston Chronicle "It took five months, 20 games and one offer sheet from the Brooklyn Nets, but Donatas Motiejunas is back with the Rockets, still the only team in his NBA career despite several twists and turns along the way back to their roster. The Rockets opted Monday to match the Nets' four-year, $37..." December 05

  • Rockets' pros and cons of matching Nets' Donatas Motiejunas offer sheet

    CBS Sports "In need of creative ways to improve their roster, the Brooklyn Nets signed big man Donatas Motiejunas to an offer sheet on Friday. The Houston Rockets have until Monday night to decide whether or not to match it. First, the specifics: It's a four-year deal worth $37 million including bonuses,..." December 04

  • Sources: Nets sign Donatas Motiejunas to 4-year, $37M offer sheet

    ESPN "The Brooklyn Nets have signed restricted free-agent forward Donatas Motiejunas to a four-year offer sheet worth $37 million, according to league sources. The Houston Rockets have three days to match the offer ‎or else Motiejunas can join the Nets. ‎The Nets have been discussing the move..." December 03

  • Rockets make push to sign Donatas Motiejunas, see Thanksgiving as deadline

    Pro Basketball Talk "Donatas Motiejunas, on paper, should be the kind of big man who thrives in Mike D’Antoni’s offense. Two seasons ago he shot 36.8 percent from three and you have to respect him from the midrange, if teams scramble in transition and he is guarded by a much smaller guy he can make them pay in the..." November 23

  • Rockets still waiting on Donatas Motiejunas

    Houston Chronicle "Told that for the first time this season the Rockets could be whole with Pat Beverley back this week, likely Thursday against the Portland Trail Blazers, Rockets coach Mike D'Antoni corrected with a reference to unsigned free agent Donatas Motiejunas. "Almost," D'Antoni said. "We still have..." November 16

  • Rockets reportedly offer multi-year contract to Donatas Motiejunas

    Sportando "Donatas Motiejunas is still a restricted free-agent but hasn't found an agreement with the Rockets yet. The deadline to accept the qualifying offer is already expired but Houston is offering him a multi year deal, worth around $7 mln per season, according to Marc Stein." November 04

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