DONATAS MOTIEJUNAS NEWS

The Houston Rockets are interested in Carlos Boozer

The Houston Rockets have had a typically busy summer, but they may not be finished filling out their roster. One spot that could use a bit more depth is power forward, where the team may still look to replace Josh Smith despite Terrence Jones and Donatas Motiejunas already being on board. Is Carlos Boozer the answer?Boozer is an atrocious defender but can still stretch defenses...
Via Fox Sports
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Can Rockets contend in more competitive Western Conference?

The Rockets inarguably improved their roster this summer, adding Ty Lawson and Marcus Thornton and drafting two players who can potentially crack the rotation. All their youngsters should be even better, too. Donatas Motiejunas, Clint Capela and Terrence Jones still have plenty of room to grow. But is this enough to compete in a Western Conference that should be even tougher than...
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Josh Smith left the Rockets to take less money with Clippers

Josh Smith has spurned the Houston Rockets for the Los Angeles Clippers. Houston likely couldn't give him the minutes he wants with Terrence Jones and Donatas Motiejunas already in the frontcourt. Adding insult to injury, Smith left Houston despite the Rockets reportedly offering him more money than the Clippers could.Adding to a theme that's run through free agency, Smith took...
Via Fox Sports
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Donatas Motiejunas' breakout season creates questions for the Rockets

The Houston Rockets made it all the way to the Western Conference finals without Donatas Motiejunas' help, and we'll never know how well they would've done if their starting power forward were healthy. But his emergence creates question marks regarding the decisions general manager Daryl Morey will make this summer. Will he sign an All-Star power forward? Or will he trust Motiejunas...
Via Fox Sports
June 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Grading every Rockets' 2014-15 season

The Houston Rockets had a fantastic 2014-15 season, and their run to the Western Conference finals was all the more impressive considering all the roster changes made from opening day until the trade deadline. Bleacher Report's Jake Lapin grades all the players who helped make Houston's season special, including power forward Donatas Motiejunas:"D-Mo is a much more crucial player...
Via Fox Sports
June 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Jonas Valanciunas placed on the Lithuanian preliminary squad

Raptors center Jonas Valanciunas will play internationally again, according to TalkBasket.net.Valanciunas, the Lithuanian native, has spent previous years playing for his national team and was named a member of Lithuania's 25-man, preliminary roster this week. Other recognizable names on the list include Domantas Sabonis (Arvydas' son), Linas Kleiza and Donatas Motiejunas, though...
Via Fox Sports
May 06, 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 AP on Fox
April 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Houston F Motiejunas has season-ending back surgery

HOUSTON (AP) 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...
Via AP on Fox
April 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Donatas Motiejunas to miss rest of season and playoffs

The Houston Rockets have had serious injury problems all year and suffered another blow on Wednesday when it was announced that forward Donatas Motiejunas would sit out the rest of the season including playoffs. Sam Amick of USA Today reported that Motiejunas will miss the rest of the season due to his back injury. ESPN.com’s Marc Stein denied thatMotiejunas had a setback but...
Via Bloguin Best
April 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Donatas Motiejunas to miss rest of season and playoffs

The Houston Rockets have had serious injury problems all year and suffered another blow on Wednesday when it was announced that forward Donatas Motiejunas would sit out the rest of the season including playoffs. Sam Amick of USA Today reported that Motiejunas will miss the rest of the season due to his back injury. ESPN.com’s Marc Stein denied thatMotiejunas had a setback but...
Via Crossover Chronicles
April 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Rockets Donatas Motiejunas out for season

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. Another huge hit for Houston: I'm told Donatas Motiejunas is out for the season with his back injury...
Via Sportsnaut
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...
Via isportsweb.com
April 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Donatas Motiejunas Out Minimum Of 1-2 Weeks With Back Injury

Donatas Motiejunas will be removed from basketball activities for one to two weeks and be reevaluated, the Houston Rockets announced Friday. Motiejunas has lower back pain.
Via RealGM
March 27, 2015  |  Discuss

FanDuel NBA lineup for Mar. 23

It’s FanDuel NBA Monday with $175k up for grabs.  The entry fee for the $175k NBA Shot is $2 with $15,000 going to first place. NBA Shot 2 dollar entry There are six games being played Monday night in the NBA. Houston at Indiana 7:00 PM Boston at Brooklyn 7:30 PM Memphis at New York 7:30 PM Charlotte at Chicago 8:00 PM Minnesota at Utah 9:00 PM Washington at Golden...
Via Sports-Glory
March 23, 2015  |  Discuss

FanDuel NBA lineup for Mar. 19

It’s FanDuel NBA Thursday with $100k up for grabs.  The entry fee for the $100k NBA Shot is $2 with $8,000 going to first place. NBA Shot 2 dollar entry There are four games being played Thursday night in the NBA. Minnesota at New York 7:30 PM Denver at Houston 8:00 PM New Orleans at Phoenix 10:00 PM Utah at LA Lakers 10:30 PM FanDuel NBA lineup for Mar. 19 Always...
Via Sports-Glory
March 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Donatas Motiejunas scores 23 to lead Rockets over Magic

  Donatas Motiejunas scored 23 points and the Houston Rockets used a big run late in the fourth quarter to break open a close game and get a 107-94 win over the Orlando Magic on Tuesday night. On a night when James Harden struggled offensively, Houston used a balanced scoring attack with six players in double figures to get the victory. A driving layup by Victor Oladipo got the...
Via AP on Fox
March 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Motiejunas scores 23 to lead Rockets over Magic

HOUSTON (AP) -- Donatas Motiejunas scored 23 points and the Houston Rockets used a big run late in the fourth quarter to break open a close game and get a 107-94 win over the Orlando Magic on Tuesday night. On a night when James Harden struggled offensively, Houston used a balanced scoring attack with six players in double figures to get the victory. A driving layup by Victor Oladipo...
Via AP on Fox
March 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Magic surrender late run, fall on road to Rockets

HOUSTON (AP) -- Donatas Motiejunas scored 23 points and the Houston Rockets used a big run late in the fourth quarter to break open a close game and get a 107-94 win over the Orlando Magic on Tuesday night. On a night when James Harden struggled offensively, Houston used a balanced scoring attack with six players in double figures to get the victory. A driving layup by Victor Oladipo...
Via AP on Fox
March 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Motiejunas scores 23 to lead Rockets over Magic 107-94

HOUSTON (AP) Donatas Motiejunas scored 23 points and the Houston Rockets used a big run late in the fourth quarter to break open a close game and get a 107-94 win over the Orlando Magic on Tuesday night. On a night when James Harden struggled offensively, Houston used a balanced scoring attack with six players in double figures to get the victory. A driving layup by Victor Oladipo...
Via AP on Fox
March 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Rockets Ride a Big Man Not Named ‘Dwight’ to Victory Over Orlando

AP Photo/David J. Phillip Dwight Howard may have been unavailable for this contest while wearing a blue suit on Houston’s bench, but Orlando Magic fans still had plenty to tune into and watch on Tuesday night. The Magic lost 107-94 but that was an entertaining contest until the final minutes when Houston pulled out the win with a 14-4 run. Orlando held James Harden to 17 points...
Via Magic Basketball Online
March 17, 2015  |  Discuss

FanDuel NBA lineup for Mar. 17

It’s FanDuel NBA Tuesday with $125k up for grabs.  The entry fee for the $150k NBA Shot is $2 with $10,000 going to first place. NBA Shot 2 dollar entry There are five games being played Tuesday night in the NBA. Memphis at Detroit 7:30 PM San Antonio at New York 7:30 PM Orlando at Houston 8:00 PM Milwaukee at New Orleans 8:00 PM Charlotte at LA Clippers 10:30 PM...
Via Sports-Glory
March 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Harden scores 28, Rockets beat Nuggets 114-100

DENVER (AP) James Harden scored 28 points, Corey Brewer had 24 and the Houston Rockets snapped a three-game road losing streak by beating the Denver Nuggets 114-100 on Saturday night Trevor Ariza had 19 points and Donatas Motiejunas added 18 for the Rockets, who began a key four-game road trip with their second straight win in Denver after losing the previous four. Wilson Chandler...
Via AP on Fox
March 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Tristan Thompson Blocks Donatas Motiejunas With No Regard For Human Life

Tristan Thompson blocks Donatas Motiejunas into another zip code during the Cleveland-Houston game.
Via Gamedayr
March 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Dribbles: Kyrie out, LeBron in and Cavs to get stiff test in Houston

Tipoff: Toyota Center, Houston, 3:30 p.m. Records: Cavaliers 37-23; Rockets 40-18. TV: ABC. Radio: WTAM 1100, 100.7 WMMS, 87.7 FM La Mega, AM 1590 WAKR (Akron) Projected Starters Cavaliers: C Timofey Mozgov; PF Kevin Love; SF LeBron James; SG J.R. Smith; PG Matthew Dellavedova. Rockets: C Donatas Motiejunas; PF Terrence Jones; SF Trevor Ariza; SG James Harden; PG Patrick Beverly...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
March 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Donatas Motiejunas… Not the Easiest Name to Say, But Worthy of the Fantasy Pick Up

By BTS Team. The Houston Rockets certainly have depth on their team, but losing their star center Dwight Howard for awhile due to knee injury isn’t an easy task to fill. For a team battling in the Western Conference, you can’t afford to lose much ground when it comes to fighting for a high seed in the playoffs. Luckily for the Rockets, 24 year old Donatas Motiejunas has been...
Via Beyond The Spread
February 09, 2015  |  Discuss
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