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ESPN: Donatas Motiejunas won't report to Rockets cause of $6M difference

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  1. Gorki

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    http://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/...ston-rockets-6-million-difference-offer-sheet

    HOUSTON -- Restricted free agent Donatas Motiejunas won't report to the Houston Rockets because of a difference of nearly $6 million from the offer sheet he signed with the Brooklyn Nets, sources told ESPN on Wednesday.

    Last week, Motiejunas signed a four-year, $37 million offer sheet with the Nets. The Rockets on Monday opted to match that offer. However, based on the CBA, the Rockets only had to match the principle terms of the offer sheet, which came to $31 million.

    The $6 million difference was to be paid to Motiejunas via incentive clauses if he played for the Nets.

    After the Rockets matched the offer sheet, Motiejunas had two days to report for his physical, which his agent B.J. Armstrong told the team he would not do.

    Houston's options are to keep their first-refusal exercise notice open and wait for Motiejunas to report. If he doesn't report, Houston can pull the offer Thursday and Motiejunas would become a restricted free agent. If they don't pull the offer, it would expire automatically March 1.

    Rockets officials are willing to work a separate deal with Motiejunas, something his agent is willing to talk about, in the $31 million range. One of the problems with the offer sheet for the Rockets is a $9 million guarantee for the 2017-18 season. Based on the offer sheet, a team would have to make a decision on March 1 to enact that clause. Houston, according to a source, would like to push that date to the summer.

    Motiejunas, who has averaged 7.8 points and 4.0 rebounds per game over his career, has undergone two back surgeries, which has given several teams pause about his long-term health. Motiejunas told ESPN last week he passed a series of tests on his back in New York before signing the offer sheet with the Nets and should pass any physical given.

    Armstrong is also open to receiving an offer sheet from another team.
     
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    Need moar Dmo threads!
     
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    First page! I feel special
     
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  6. saleem

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    D-Mo and BJ Armstrong are nut cases!
     
  7. Bobbythegreat

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    Fine, then get nothing.
     
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    Wow, BJ is a freakin idiot. How is this guy a sports agent?

    Suck it up and match the incentives Morey.​
     
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    Lmao "Armstrong is also open to receiving an offer sheet from another team."

    In new news "Armstrong is open to Dmo being an UFA."
     
  10. BigMaloe

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    Interesting tidbits about wanting to push back that guarantee trigger date. Probably willing to trade "that extra 6m in incentives" for the march 1st trigger date to be pushed back in to the summer.

    RFA is a dirty business!!!

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    lol you should've realized that before signing the contract dipshit.
     
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    1st pages bishes, i'm feeling like Superstar (given the rate pages are droppin' in any DMO related stuff) lol.
     
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    Just as I thought.

    Make it easy on everyone and match the incentives Morey. Or work a separate deal for a similar amount.

    It seems like everyone knows roughly what it will take to get a deal done, so let's just get it done and move forward.
     
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    Screw D-mo, let him sit...
     
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    FIRST PAGE BIATCHES!! And it never ends - Dmo threads or popcorn.

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    At this point, Armstrong will say anything to keep his client. He's definitely backpeddling.
     
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    Still if the agent knew this was possible because of how the CBA is written , why structure the deal this way?? If you wanted to make sure you go the full 37 then you should have had it in the contract.
     
  20. Fyreball

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    **** that. D-Mo signed that deal knowing full-well that the Rockets did not have to match if they did not want to. If you know it's a possibility that the Rockets would not match the incentives, then it's up to you to insist that Brooklyn fully guarantee what you're asking for. This is completely on D-Mo and his agent, and the Rockets have no obligation to spend money they did not want to spend.
     
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