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!

  2. LIVE WATCH EVENT
    Reed Sheppard goes up against fellow rookie Donovan Clingan tonight when the Rockets take on the Blazers at 8:00pm CT. Come join us as we watch the game live...

    LIVE! Rockets vs. Blazers

Rockets sign Donatas Motiejunas to multi-year contract

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by Clutch, Jul 6, 2012.

  1. Clutch

    Clutch Administrator
    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Feb 13, 1999
    Messages:
    22,679
    Likes Received:
    32,059
    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Rockets signed Donatas Motiejunas today to a "multi-year contract".</p>&mdash; ClutchFans.net (@clutchfans) <a href="https://twitter.com/clutchfans/status/221294746839171072" data-datetime="2012-07-06T17:29:13+00:00">July 6, 2012</a></blockquote>
    <script src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>Press release:
    Rockets Sign Donatas Motiejunas

    HOUSTON – Houston Rockets General Manager Daryl Morey announced today that the team has signed former first-round pick Donatas Motiejunas to a multi-year contract. Selected 20th overall by Minnesota in the 2011 NBA Draft, Houston acquired the draft rights to the Lithuanian forward/center from the Timberwolves on June 24, 2011.

    Motiejunas (7-0, 222, Lithuania, pronounced doh-NAH-tahs moe-tee-YOU-nus) played this past season with Polish League champion Asseco Prokom Gdynia, averaging 15.7 points, 6.6 rebounds and 1.35 steals in just over 26 minutes per game during the 2011-12 campaign. In Game Seven of the Polish League Finals, Motiejunas recorded game highs in points (23) and rebounds (11) while leading his club to the title. On December 7, 2011, Motiejunas pulled down a career-high 21 boards against Union Olimpija, as his 18 defensive rebounds were the most in a Euroleague game in the ULEB era (since 2000-01).

    An early entry candidate for the 2011 NBA Draft, Motiejunas played with Italy’s Benetton Treviso from 2009-11 and was the winner of the 2010-11 Eurocup Rising Star Trophy for the best U-23 player in the ULEB’s Eurocup competition. In 2008-09, Motiejunas played with Aisciai Kaunas and earned All-Star honors in Lithuania’s top league. He spent 2005-07 playing exclusively for Zalgiris-Sabonio mokykla Kaunas, which is Zalgiris Kaunas’ junior team in Lithuania’s second division. Motiejunas made his debut with the senior team in 2007-08, while splitting time with the junior squad. He also represented Lithuania in Junior National Team competition. His honors included MVP of the 2008 Nike International Junior Tournament and MVP of the 2008 U-18 European Championship. Motiejunas was also a member of the World Select Team at the 2009 Nike Hoop Summit, tallying 21 points (5-15 FG, 10-14 FT), eight rebounds and three assists.

    <iframe width="640" height="360" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/dcYCWLQ9TxM" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
     
    1 person likes this.
  2. TdashDUB

    TdashDUB Member

    Joined:
    Oct 10, 2007
    Messages:
    1,759
    Likes Received:
    365
    Glad it's official
     
  3. RedRedemption

    RedRedemption Member

    Joined:
    Jul 21, 2009
    Messages:
    32,488
    Likes Received:
    7,665
    You know. I was critical of all the posters here calling him a future HOFer, and I still am... but a part of me wants to see this guy get starter minutes and develop. Which is why I think we should get rid of Scola.
     
  4. Rodman23

    Rodman23 .GIF

    Joined:
    Jun 26, 2012
    Messages:
    5,832
    Likes Received:
    3,535
    can we trade him now?
     
    1 person likes this.
  5. phantoman

    phantoman Member

    Joined:
    Oct 11, 2007
    Messages:
    1,546
    Likes Received:
    273
  6. BamBam

    BamBam Member

    Joined:
    Nov 3, 2003
    Messages:
    9,640
    Likes Received:
    9,831
    All hail Motiejunas.......My favorite word "Asset"
     
  7. vernonmaxwell86

    Joined:
    Jun 26, 2012
    Messages:
    279
    Likes Received:
    8
  8. RV6

    RV6 Member

    Joined:
    Aug 21, 2008
    Messages:
    25,522
    Likes Received:
    1,109
    Player option? Backloaded? Did he even come and visit? We need more details Mowree!!!!!
     
  9. Prince

    Prince Member

    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2009
    Messages:
    5,375
    Likes Received:
    161
    Yeehah! at least some good news.
     
  10. Raven

    Raven Member

    Joined:
    Jul 24, 2002
    Messages:
    14,984
    Likes Received:
    1,025
    Best news of the off season.
     
  11. J.R.

    J.R. Member

    Joined:
    Jun 30, 2008
    Messages:
    109,023
    Likes Received:
    160,839
    delete
     
    #11 J.R., Jul 6, 2012
    Last edited: Jul 6, 2012
  12. conquistador#11

    Joined:
    Jun 30, 2006
    Messages:
    36,473
    Likes Received:
    23,255
    Asset #000314, welcome aboard.


    He is only 222lbs? I thought he had gotten up to 240? Ehh a couple of nights out with Maury he should put on some weight.
     
    1 person likes this.
  13. Homey the Clown

    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2006
    Messages:
    779
    Likes Received:
    329
  14. thino

    thino Member

    Joined:
    Feb 11, 2008
    Messages:
    298
    Likes Received:
    9
    good sign!
     
  15. juicystream

    juicystream Member

    Joined:
    Apr 17, 2001
    Messages:
    29,539
    Likes Received:
    5,662
    As of right now, he's probably our starting center.
     
  16. LabMouse

    LabMouse Member

    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2008
    Messages:
    3,662
    Likes Received:
    251
    How good can he become? Someone like big Z.
     
  17. Fullcourt

    Fullcourt Member

    Joined:
    Nov 16, 2007
    Messages:
    7,313
    Likes Received:
    2,695
    So at least we know he wont be traded this week :grin:
     
  18. varuscelli

    varuscelli Member

    Joined:
    Jul 20, 2007
    Messages:
    830
    Likes Received:
    101
  19. HMMMHMM

    HMMMHMM Member

    Joined:
    Oct 8, 2010
    Messages:
    4,031
    Likes Received:
    597
    Forward/Center

    :(
     
  20. Rockets FTW

    Rockets FTW Member

    Joined:
    Jan 31, 2010
    Messages:
    4,596
    Likes Received:
    2,024
    He is one guy i believe Morey won't deal along with Lamb and White.

    Scola, Martin, Picks, T. Jones, Morris, and the rest of the team are up for grabs.
     

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