Kevin McHale on Donatas Motiejunas: "D-Mo probably won't start training camp. We'll see where that goes." D-Mo rehabbing after back surgery.
Houston Chronicle "Rockets forward Donatas Motiejunas – whose season ended last April before the playoffs could begin – said Friday he was not sure if he will be far enough along in his rehabilitation after back surgery to be cleared for the start of training camp this month. Speaking at the Rockets annual Sept...." September 11
Houston Chronicle "Rockets forward Donatas Motiejunas is a long way from cleared to play after last season’s back surgery, but he returned to Las Vegas, anyway to continue his rehabilitation with the Rockets medical staff, saying he remains on schedule for the start of training camp." July 15
Another huge hit for Houston: I'm told Donatas Motiejunas is out for the season with his back injury. Story to come at @USATODAYsports
Houston Chronicle "Though Rockets coach Kevin McHale called the Rockets’ power forward position open, saying he needs to see more physical defense and rebounding from the position, a vote of confidence for his returning power forwards, Terrence Jones and Donatas Motiejunas, is expected before the season..." October 01
Houston's been calling teams, trying to assist forward Donatas Motiejunas in finding a new team, sources tell Yahoo. He wants playing time.
The Dream Shake "The Rockets' 7-foot Lithuanian Donatas Motiejunas is being assigned to the Rio Grande Valley Vipers, Houston's D-League affiliate. Is it a chance to get his mojo back or a D-Mo showcase for a future trade? D-Mo spent 7 games with the Vipers last season. He posted 20.3 ppg & 9.7 rpg in 34 mpg..." January 06
Houston Chronicle "Second-year power forwards Terrence Jones and Donatas Motiejunas might have been unable to lock down the starting spot, but they did sign on for another season on Wednesday. The Rockets picked up their third-year options on the rookie contracts for both players, keeping them under contract..." October 30
Funny seeing @dmorey in hallway after shootaround with extension paperwork for TJones, D-Mo to sign. Not much ceremony for no-brainer moves.
Grizzlies forward Ed Davis has been fined $15k for making excessive & unnecessary contact w/ Rockets forward Donatas Motiejunas (from Fri.).
Houston Chronicle "Donatas Motiejunas’ first coach in Lithuania never minced words with his young players about the discipline required to have success or the long odds against attaining it. “He said ‘From all of you, all the players, if it comes out with one good player, I will be blessed,’ ” Motiejunas..." February 27
The Dream Shake "The times they are a changin'. In an unanticipated move today, Kevin McHale has announced that there will be a new face in the starting line-up tomorrow night against the Bucks During his first significant NBA minutes, Donatas Motiejūnas scored 13 points, grabbed three rebounds and two assists..." February 26