Barton nearly blows game, highlight jam with shoe-tossing tech

DENVERWill Barton had an impressive one-handed dunk. He also scored 23 points, including two game-sealing free throws.His most memorable moment, though, was a sneaker he tossed off the court that led to a late technical for delay.The incident almost unlaced the Denver Nuggets as they nearly blew a big lead before holding off the Houston Rockets 114-108 on Monday night."That's how...
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December 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Will Donatas Motiejunas be ready for the season opener?

Houston Rockets forward Donatas Motiejunas missed last season's playoff run with a back injury, and apparently the recovery from surgery has been a long and arduous one. Motiejunas still does not have a timetable set for his return from injury, but he was permitted to being on-court sprints as part of his rehabilitation. The Rockets are a little thin at power forward to start the...
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October 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Donatas Motiejunas won't be ready for Rockets training camp

Houston Rockets forward Donatas Motiejunas is in the conversation to be Houston's starting power forward next season, but it sounds like he won't be able to earn that spot early on in training camp.According to Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle, Rockets head coach Kevin McHale said that Motiejunas won't be physically cleared for the start of training camp.Motiejunas is still...
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September 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Rockets F Motiejunas undergoes season-ending back surgery

HOUSTON -- Houston forward Donatas Motiejunas will miss the rest of the season after back surgery. The 7-foot Motiejunas last played on March 25 and had minimally invasive spine surgery called a lumbar microdiscectomy on Thursday. Motiejunas, who is in his third season, averaged career bests in points (12), rebounds (5.9) and assists (1.8) this season. He played a key role for the...
Via Associated Press
April 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Rockets Donatas Motiejunas out for season

By David Kenyon The Houston Rockets recently lost point guard Patrick Beverley for the remainder of the 2015 season, and Kevin McHale’s team just took another significant hit. According to Sam Amick of USA Today Sports, power forward Donatas Motiejunas will be sidelined due to a back injury. Motiejunas had missed Houston’s last six outings, and his unavailability added...
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April 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Houston Rockets will not suffer without Beverley

Just recently, Houston Rockets point-guard Patrick Beverley underwent surgery to repair a torn ligament in his wrist which should keep him out of pretty much all basketball activity going forward. His recovery period is expected to be four months and with his free agency approaching, this injury diminishes his value for teams seeking his service. The Rockets will likely miss Beverley’s...
April 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Rockets' F-C Motiejunas objects to team photo showing him squatting mere 135 pounds

Houston Rockets seven-footer Donatas Motiejunas certainly isn't known for his strength, but the team isn't doing the forward/center any favors building gym cred with this shot from the weight room: The 24-year-old Motiejunas, who's averaging 10.4 points and 5.9 rebounds in a productive campaign so far this season, offered an explanation for the 135-pound squat after some commenters...
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January 06, 2015  |  Discuss

NBA: Rockets’ Donatas Motiejunas Interested in Playing for the Lakers

The Los Angeles Lakers have a long history of being an attractive destination for NBA players. The combination of a winning tradition, large market, and beautiful weather, among other factors, have always presented a substantial amount of intrigue for an immense amount of the league’s players. The latest name with a desire to play for the Lakers is far from the premier talent that...
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August 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Donatas Motiejunas Unsure About Future With Rockets

Donatas Motiejunas said he is happy with the Houston Rockets but also admitted he wants to play more and is unsure whether that will occur with the organization. “I want to try for things to work out for me here but at the same time I want to play so we’ll see if this team has time for me or not on the court,” Motiejunas said. Motiejunas played in 62 games and fell in and...
Via RealGM
May 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Rockets Attempting To Trade Donatas Motiejunas

The Houston Rockets are attempting to trade Donatas Motiejunas. Motiejunas has been unable to secure playing time with the Rockets. Motiejunas is represented by Arn Tellem, who is also the agent of Omer Asik. The Rockets were unable to trade Asik last month.
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January 08, 2014  |  Discuss

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