1. Welcome! Please take a few seconds to create your free account to post threads, make some friends, remove a few ads while surfing and much more. ClutchFans has been bringing fans together to talk Houston Sports since 1996. Join us!

Donatas Motiejunas finished his Euroleague season!

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by Rivers, Dec 22, 2011.

  1. Rivers

    Rivers Member

    Joined:
    Nov 17, 2011
    Messages:
    228
    Likes Received:
    12
    Asseco Prokom finished the regular season standing 5th in Group D. Prokom's power forward Donatas Motiejunas had incredible Euroleague's debut. He was the leading rebounder in whole Euroleague, grabbing almost 8 rebounds a game. Not to mention the famous defensive rebound record he made. He also averaged 12,5 points per game. Sadly, that wasn't enough for Rockets to bring him over this season.
     
  2. coachbadlee

    coachbadlee Member

    Joined:
    Feb 5, 2010
    Messages:
    28,716
    Likes Received:
    9,023
    So what does he do now?
     
  3. tobepg

    tobepg Member

    Joined:
    Aug 7, 2008
    Messages:
    160
    Likes Received:
    1
    Really? I heard D-mo's club played two leagues at the same time.
     
  4. heypartner

    heypartner Member

    Joined:
    Oct 27, 1999
    Messages:
    62,695
    Likes Received:
    56,619
    Good showing by Donatas. btw: he was 2nd to Kirilenko in rebounding until recently when he fell off due to having enough games to qualify.
     
  5. Rivers

    Rivers Member

    Joined:
    Nov 17, 2011
    Messages:
    228
    Likes Received:
    12
    Euroleague season finished for his team but they are still battleing in VTB.
     
  6. That's Turrible

    Joined:
    Jun 23, 2011
    Messages:
    36
    Likes Received:
    2
    Anyone else find it sad that 8 rebounds led the whole league?
     
  7. onreego

    onreego Member

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 2008
    Messages:
    2,611
    Likes Received:
    1,945
    So does 12.5 ppg in a Euroleague have the same conversion rate as Euros to dollars? If so, that would be exciting.
     
  8. Joe Joe

    Joe Joe Go Stros!
    Supporting Member

    Joined:
    May 3, 1999
    Messages:
    24,351
    Likes Received:
    14,453
    Hard to rebound when guys make shots.
     
  9. heypartner

    heypartner Member

    Joined:
    Oct 27, 1999
    Messages:
    62,695
    Likes Received:
    56,619
    :confused: Games are 40 minutes, not 48. He did that on 31mpg. Plus, it's a much slower paced game, less scoring. Significantly less possessions and rebound attempts per game. And what Joe Joe said.

    Scoring leader is around 22ppg
    Assist leader is under 6

    Different game.
     
  10. Spacemoth

    Spacemoth Member

    Joined:
    Jul 30, 2007
    Messages:
    9,855
    Likes Received:
    4,526
    Completely different game. To get a rebound, Donuts must also avoid the brass knuckle and baseball bat swings that opposing forwards throw at him when each shot goes up.


    Dwight Howard would not be among the top 10 rebounds in Euroleague.
     
  11. roslolian

    roslolian Member

    Joined:
    Oct 30, 2008
    Messages:
    25,389
    Likes Received:
    15,420
    I've always wondered about that. Seems like the Euroleague allows more contact than the NBA, but why is it that Europlayers who always come to the NBA end up being soft/flopping/avoiding contact instead of taking it straight to the hole? Guys like Peja, Divac, Bargnani etc. should be overjoyed at the decreased violence, but they end up becoming softer than the average NBA player.
     
  12. Joe Joe

    Joe Joe Go Stros!
    Supporting Member

    Joined:
    May 3, 1999
    Messages:
    24,351
    Likes Received:
    14,453
    Scoring rate generally decreases by about 25% from Euroleague to the NBA. On a plus side, the rebounding rate generally increases by 18%. I don't think Motiejunas will follow the general conversion rate.

    He played on a bad team and most likely will not be used in the same way by the Rockets. I keep hearing about his handles and his three point shooting. When I've seen him, I've seen a good guy in the low post who needs a little more strength. I see a guy that could be great in the pick in roll if he worked at it.
     
  13. gah

    gah Member

    Joined:
    Nov 1, 2008
    Messages:
    2,474
    Likes Received:
    142
    I see a players that still needs to sweat the inconsistency fever, last game he was a non factor.
     
  14. heypartner

    heypartner Member

    Joined:
    Oct 27, 1999
    Messages:
    62,695
    Likes Received:
    56,619
    The NBA is a much faster game and more athletic. Plodding euroleague big men never succeed over here, but they can there, because the allow a lot of contact and the game isn't as fast. So the Euro players who make it here can either deal with the speed or are awesome shooters and often tall as well.
     
    #14 heypartner, Dec 22, 2011
    Last edited: Dec 22, 2011
  15. stylus8088

    stylus8088 Member

    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2008
    Messages:
    1,456
    Likes Received:
    25
    wait, so why didn't the rockets bring him over this season?
     
  16. gah

    gah Member

    Joined:
    Nov 1, 2008
    Messages:
    2,474
    Likes Received:
    142
    No summer league, no real training camp, a jam in his position that will hopefully be cleared by next year, those and him logging minutes as a center piece facing ok competition are the reasons why he wasn't brought over.
     
  17. BONIERO1576

    BONIERO1576 Member

    Joined:
    Dec 19, 2002
    Messages:
    2,004
    Likes Received:
    162
    Also, isn't he only 20? With the signing of Dalambert there is no rush. This is the most size we've had in the front court since Yao has gone down.
     
  18. sammy

    sammy Member

    Joined:
    Jul 5, 2002
    Messages:
    18,949
    Likes Received:
    3,528
    In before OHMSS ***** up this thread.
     
  19. Horry4theWin

    Horry4theWin Member

    Joined:
    Dec 11, 2011
    Messages:
    1,168
    Likes Received:
    37
    can't wait to see if Dwight can catch him :)
     
  20. SuperBeeKay

    SuperBeeKay Member

    Joined:
    Feb 24, 2008
    Messages:
    6,185
    Likes Received:
    258
    No way. lol D Howard would clean up there.
     

Share This Page

  • About ClutchFans

    Since 1996, ClutchFans has been loud and proud covering the Houston Rockets, helping set an industry standard for team fan sites. The forums have been a home for Houston sports fans as well as basketball fanatics around the globe.

  • Support ClutchFans!

    If you find that ClutchFans is a valuable resource for you, please consider becoming a Supporting Member. Supporting Members can upload photos and attachments directly to their posts, customize their user title and more. Gold Supporters see zero ads!


    Upgrade Now