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Where did it all go wrong? A post-mortem for NBA

There's a few NBA teams who went into the year with high hopes and ended up with low win totals. We've picked out three teams in each conference who were blindsided by a trip to the lottery, and we've gone back to look at how and where it all went so very, very wrong. New York Knicks Great Expectations: The Knicks went into the season feeling optimistic. They'd added former MVP...
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April 13, 2017  |  Discuss

Report: Donatas Motiejunas to sign with Pelicans

Free-agent big man Donatas Motiejunas has finally signed with a new team. The Vertical’s Shams Charania reports that Motiejunas will sign a one-year, $1.5 veteran’s-minimum deal with the New Orleans Pelicans. This after the Houston Rockets renounced the former first-round pick and made him an unrestricted free agent last month. Motiejunas, a restricted free agent at the time...
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January 02, 2017  |  Discuss

Lakers reportedly brought in Donatas Motiejunas for workout

The Los Angeles Lakers might be adding a big man to make up for the recent injury to one of their key reserves. Ex-Houston Rockets seven-footer Donatas Motiejunas was reportedly brought in for a workout by the Lakers before Christmas, according to ESPN’s Ramona Shelburne and Marc Stein. Los Angeles is thin in the frontcourt after Larry Nance Jr. suffered a bone bruise in his left...
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December 28, 2016  |  Discuss

Rockets reportedly renounce their rights to Donatas Motiejunas

The ugly situation between forward Donatas Motiejunas and the Houston Rockets took yet another ugly turn on Thursday. It could also be on the verge of coming to a culmination. Mere days after matching the Brooklyn Nets’ four-year, $37 million offer sheet to the restricted free agent, the Rockets have reportedly renounced their rights on him. Rockets renounce their rights to...
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December 15, 2016  |  Discuss

The Mistakes Donatas Motiejunas Made In Restricted Free Agency

Restricted free agency is rarely settled after the start of the season and that's because most players and agents comprehend their shortage of leverage within the construct that leaves them with limited options that favors teams from the outset and becomes even more punitive as time progresses. The new collective bargaining agreement will contain a few fixes to help the players...
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December 07, 2016  |  Discuss

Donatas Motiejunas refuses to report to Rockets after they match RFA offer sheet

The Donatas Motiejunas saga has taken another strange turn. According to Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle, Motiejunas was a no-show for his scheduled physical on Tuesday with the Rockets, who are now said to be weighing their options. Donatas Motiejunas was a no show for his physical this morning, source said. Rockets weighing options. — Jonathan Feigen (@Jonathan_Feigen...
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December 06, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: Harden on Rockets win, Motiejunas signing James Harden talks after the Houston Rockets narrowly edged the Boston Celtics 107-106 on 12/5/2016. Harden also spoke about the team matching the offer sheet of Donatas Motiejunas and what he can bring to the team.
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December 05, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Nets likely to sign Motiejunas to offer sheet

In desperate need of talent anywhere they can get it, the Brooklyn Nets appear to be rolling the dice on Donatas Motiejunas. According to a report by Marc Stein of ESPN on Thursday, the Nets are likely to sign Motiejunas to an offer sheet as early as Friday. The Houston Rockets still hold Motiejunas’ rights, so they would have three days to match any offer. The 26-year-old Lithuanian...
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December 01, 2016  |  Discuss

Pistons void 3-team trade due to Donatas Motiejunas’ failed physical

Forward Donatas Motiejunas has been dealing with a back injury for most of this season and didn’t pass his physical after the Houston Rockets traded him to the Detroit Pistons last Thursday. Now the Pistons are in the process of voiding the three-team trade, league sources told The Vertical‘s Shams Charania. Motiejunas and guard Marcus Thornton, who were traded to Detroit, will...
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February 22, 2016  |  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

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