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Donatas Motiejunas (believe the hype)

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by hectoro, Jun 23, 2011.

  1. hectoro

    hectoro Member

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    Morey did it on this one, Holy Crap!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    This guy has unbelievable skill.


    Position Power Forward
    Center
    Height 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m)
    Weight 224 lb (102 kg)
    League Italian League
    Team Benetton Treviso
    Born September 20, 1990 (1990-09-20) (age 20)
    Kaunas, Lithuania
    Nationality Lithuanian
    Draft 1st round, 20th pick overall, 2011
    Minnesota Timberwolves
    Pro career 2007–present
    Career history Žalgiris Kaunas (2007-2008)
    Aisčiai-Atletas (2008-2009)
    Benetton Treviso (2009-2011)
    Houston Rockets (2011-present)
    Awards Euroleague Youth Championship MVP (2007)
    FIBA Europe Under-18 Championship MVP (2008)
    LKL All-Star (2009)
    Eurocup
     
  2. TRIQSTER

    TRIQSTER Contributing Member

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    So is he coming over this year or does he have some kind of buyout with his current club? Im still confused on that one aspect...
     
  3. RedRedemption

    RedRedemption Contributing Member

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    Looks way too weak. :(
    Say hello to Dwight Howard Motie. If he plays against him, he's going to get crucified.
     
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    Kid looks good. Actually like his athleticism a lot.
     
  5. anchel

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    But where is CXbby, already out of bathroom?
     
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    ch0c0b0fr34k Member

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    Exactly what I was thinking. The guys defending him looked like walking sticks. If you zoomed out it could be a bug fight, two walking sticks going at it.

    He has the moves, but he better bulk up if he wants to be anything we want him to be. NBA defends are much better..

    Alot of random dunks and passes and steals too, I don't trust any of it because it's compiled over a season. Might give the wrong impression.
     
  7. LongTimeFan

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    He's a PF, not a center -- so Dwight will not be guarding him. Even if Dwight does guard him, he'd be trying to guard him on the 3PT line, where he shot 40% from.

    This kid's the real deal -- in two years, he could be something special. I'm a big fan.
     
  8. Petey-N-Htown

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    Wondering the same thing.
     
  9. LongTimeFan

    LongTimeFan Contributing Member

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    He'll be on the Rockets next year. Has a buyout, not a problem.
     
  10. eman

    eman Contributing Member
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    When will he be here?
     
  11. inishi

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    Don't see him getting much time at the 5. And who cares if he gets destroyed by Dwight. Every other ****ing center in the NBA does. Except Yao.
     
  12. cod

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    Young Russell Crowe
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    As long as he learns to quote this he'll be golden
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    eman Contributing Member
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    Hope his timing is better than mine.
     
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    Have you ever seen Yao Ming at age 20 in the 2000 Olympics? Being lanky is hardly a problem as long as the body can add more muscle.
     
  15. REEKO_HTOWN

    REEKO_HTOWN I'm Rich Biiiiaaatch!

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    he's going to be the best stretch 4 the Rockets have had since Robert Horry
     
  16. HitAndRun

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    because of course you are an expert. The italian league is actually very competitive, actually more competitive than our College game today.
     
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    He reminds me a good bit of Kevin McHale back in his day. Maybe with Kevin's coaching we may see a similar result? Wishful thinking I'm sure.
     
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    Dirk 2.0. I hope.
     
  19. inishi

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    that's what I thought too. Keep hearing people compare him to dirk who's a 4 also. Its obvious he's not a 5, not with his skillset and build. So the Dwight argument is pointless.
     
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    guy could be eventually the real deal
     
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