Found February 28, 2013 on
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Thomas Robinson's path to a starting job may not be as easy as first thought. Rookie Donatas Motiejunas got his first start, played 26 minutes and posted a nice stat line: 13 points (4-of-9 field goals and 4-of-4 free throws), a three, seven rebounds, five assists and a steal.
Motiejunas did something Robinson couldn't -- stretch the floor (a not-so-secret weakness Zach Lowe points out in this Grantland feature). T-Rob played eight minutes in his debut, scoring two points, grabbing a rebound and handing out an assist.
Motiejunas may end up being the guy to own here (owned in 4 percent of Yahoo leagues), although I'd wait until he strings together a few games. This was the best game of his early NBA career, but he's shown flashes. He just hadn't gotten an opportunity until tonight.
Don't count out Robinson (owned in 30 percent of leagues) just yet. He's still getting acquainted with the Rockets' system.
Photo: Donatas Motiejunas' Twitter.
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I admit I didn´t really know much about Donatas Motiejunas two weeks ago. Hell, nobdy knew much about him except his mother and the 3 members of his fan club but I read up on him and now I know lots of stuff! For starters, he´s just 22 years old and was born in Lithuania. He´s also really, really tall. Like 7´0 tall! That´s pretty damn tall! He´s also Houston´s new starting...
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