Donatas Motiejunas RUMORS & NEWS

  • NBPA considering grievance over Donatas Motiejunas' voided trade

    Yahoo! Sports "The National Basketball Players Association is strongly considering filing a grievance with the NBA after the Detroit Pistons voided a trade over concerns about Houston Rockets forward Donatas Motiejunas' back, league sources told Yahoo Sports. The Pistons voided a three-player trade with the..." March 07

  • Donatas Motiejunas calls Detroit physical 'a joke,' consulting with lawyers

    Detroit Bad Boys "Donatas Motiejunas apparently feels wronged by the Pistons, and he is not being silent after Detroit rescinded the trade-deadline deal that brought him from Houston. Motiejunas stopped just short of threatening legal action against the Pistons, and said Detroit simply changed their minds about..." February 29

  • Rockets' Motiejunas to return vs. Spurs following 25-game absence

    The Score "Houston Rockets power forward Donatas Motiejunas will return to action on Saturday versus the San Antonio Spurs, reports Jabari Young of the San Antonio Express-News. Motiejunas has missed the previous 25 games for Houston with a back injury. The 7-foot Lithuanian made headlines earlier this..." February 27

  • Pistons to void trade with Rockets

    Detroit Bad Boys "The Detroit Pistons still officially have a few hours to make a call on the deadline trade that landed them Donatas Motiejunas, but it looks like they have all the information they need: Woj added credibility to Shams' tweet. This means Donatas Motiejunas could not pass his physical and he will..." February 22

  • Pistons' Motiejunas still not cleared, trade could void

    Detroit Free Press "After the Pistons medical staff examined Donatas Motiejunas on Saturday the verdict is still out, making the 7-foot power forward and shooting guard Marcus Thornton inactive for today’s game against New Orleans (3:30 p.m., FSD). Motiejunas has back issues and has played just 18 games between..." February 21

  • Donatas Motiejunas could return as soon as Friday

    Houston Chronicle "After spending a few hours in the Phoenix area between NBA Development League assignments before the All-Star break, Rockets forward Donatas Motiejunas was back on Wednesday. This time, he is expected to stay. Motiejunas, who flew to Phoenix when the Rockets were unsure if Clint Capela would..." February 18

  • Pistons To Acquire Donatas Motiejunas

    Hoops Rumors "The Pistons are acquiring Donatas Motiejunas and Marcus Thornton from the Rockets, reports Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical on Yahoo Sports (Twitter link). Houston gets Joel Anthony and a protected first-round pick, Wojnarowski adds (on Twitter). The pick is a top-eight protected this year and..." February 18

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    Marc Stein @ESPNSteinLine

    ESPN sources say that the Pistons have offered center Joel Anthony to the Houston Rockets in exchange for PF Donatas Motiejunas

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    Jonathan Feigen @Jonathan_Feigen

    Rockets recall K.J McDaniels and Donatas Motiejunas from the D-League. Both played today is Austin.

  • These 2016 NBA restricted free agents could be trade bait in the next few weeks

    SB Nation "Three of the biggest names dealt at last year's NBA trade deadline (Brandon Knight, Reggie Jackson, Enes Kanter) had something in common: they were fourth-year players on the verge of getting paid in free agency. None of the three were top-level stars, and their incumbent teams didn't see the..." February 04

  • Rockets assign Donatas Motiejunas, K.J. McDaniels to Rio Grande Valley of D-League

    Houston Chronicle "The Rockets assigned guard/forward K.J. McDaniels and forward/center Donatas Motiejunas to Rio Grande Valley of the NBA D-League on Saturday. McDaniels has appeared in 15 games for the Rockets and 12 games for the Vipers this season. This is his sixth assignment to Rio Grande Valley" January 30

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    David Locke @Lockedonsports

    Rockets injury update Donatas Motiejunas out (back issue) @ca_rockets questionable (post first day ski soreness)

  • Donatas Motiejunas’ return to Rockets’ lineup may come sooner than later

    Houston Chronicle "As hesitant as the Rockets have been to say when Donatas Motiejunas will play now that he has been cleared by his surgeon, Rockets interim coach J.B. Bickerstaff sounded as if he would try to get Motiejunas ready by playing him, rather than wait until he is ready before he will play. The..." December 04

  • No timetable for Donatas Motiejunas’ return

    Houston Chronicle "The Rockets have not offered a timetable for Donatas Motiejunas’ return to the court, largely because they don’t have one. But they do hope to have a timetable to get a timetable. Motiejunas, who continues to work out on his own after each day’s practice is completed without him, is scheduled..." November 20

  • Bickerstaff: Motiejunas Will Return "Sometime in December"

    The Dream Shake "Houston Rocket Donatas Motiejunas will return "sometime in December" according to an interview with J.B. Bickerstaff on Wednesday morning." J.B. Bickerstaff on Wednesday morning. Sports radio 790: He's working extremely hard. He's in the gym three different times a day. He's in the weight..." November 19

  • Rockets pick up option on Clint Capela, still waiting on Terrence Jones and Donatas Motiejunas

    Houston Chronicle "The Rockets picked up their option on the third season of second-year center Clint Capela’s rookie contract, a person with knowledge of the deal said on the condition of anonymity because the move has not been announced. They are far less certain that they will be able to reach agreements on..." November 02

  • Report: No rookie extension for Rockets' Motiejunas, Jones

    CBS Sports "The Houston Rockets will not extend the rookie contracts of forwards Donatas Motiejunas and Terrence Jones, according to Yahoo Sports' Shams Charania. The deadline to do so is Nov. 2, and the two sides have reportedly been "unable to gain traction." Unless one of the two was willing to take a..." October 29

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    Mark Berman @MarkBermanFox26

    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.

  • Donatas Motiejunas unsure if he’ll be ready for start of camp

    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

  • Donatas Motiejunas still on the road to recovery after last season’s back surgery

    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

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    Sam Amick @sam_amick

    Another huge hit for Houston: I'm told Donatas Motiejunas is out for the season with his back injury. Story to come at @USATODAYsports

  • Rockets plan to pick up options on Terrence Jones, Donatas Motiejunas

    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

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    Adrian Wojnarowski @WojYahooNBA

    Houston's been calling teams, trying to assist forward Donatas Motiejunas in finding a new team, sources tell Yahoo. He wants playing time.

  • Motiejunas Assigned to D-League

    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

  • Rockets pick up options on Motiejunas, Jones

    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

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    Jonathan Feigen @Jonathan_Feigen

    Funny seeing @dmorey in hallway after shootaround with extension paperwork for TJones, D-Mo to sign. Not much ceremony for no-brainer moves.

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    Jared Zwerling @JaredZwerling

    Grizzlies forward Ed Davis has been fined $15k for making excessive & unnecessary contact w/ Rockets forward Donatas Motiejunas (from Fri.).

  • Motiejunas sees long road yield big step with first start

    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

  • Donatas Motiejūnas to get his first start

    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

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