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Pistons void Donatas Motiejunas trade, giving Houston serious problems

The Detroit Pistons voided the agreed-upon trade that would have netted them Donatas Motiejunas due to concerns about the player’s back. The Pistons had been granted a 72-hour extension in order to evaluate Motiejunas’s back issues, and according to The Vertical’s Shams Charania, the team doctors were not willing to give the player medical clearance, thus voiding the trade...
Via Larry Brown Sports
February 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Pistons void 3-team trade due to Donatas Motiejunas’ failed physical

Forward Donatas Motiejunas has been dealing with a back injury for most of this season and didn’t pass his physical after the Houston Rockets traded him to the Detroit Pistons last Thursday. Now the Pistons are in the process of voiding the three-team trade, league sources told The Vertical‘s Shams Charania. Motiejunas and guard Marcus Thornton, who were traded to Detroit, will...
Via The Sports Daily
February 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Pistons missing Motiejunas and Thornton due to trade

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) Donatas Motiejunas and Marcus Thornton will not play for the Detroit Pistons on Sunday against the New Orleans Pelicans because the trade that brought them from Houston has not been finalized. The duo was acquired at the trading deadline, but Motiejunas still had to pass a physical. He had season-ending back surgery last April, didn't play again until...
Via Associated Press
February 21, 2016  |  Discuss

Pistons trade with the Rockets for Motiejunas may end up nullified

The Pistons and Rockets trade prior to Thursday’s trade deadline might end up being voided. According to various reports, including from’s David Mayo, the Pistons have requested an additional 24 hours to evaluate Donatas Motiejunas‘ back which has been a point of concern all season for the Rockets. Currently the Pistons have a 72-hour window to evaluate Motiejunas...
Via The Majors Detroit
February 21, 2016  |  Discuss

Pistons get Donatas Motiejunas, Marcus Thornton in three-team deal

HOUSTON (AP) -- The Houston Rockets have dealt forward/center Donatas Motiejunas and guard Marcus Thornton to Detroit in a three-team trade that also includes Philadelphia.Houston received a protected 2016 first-round pick from Detroit and the draft rights of forward Chukwudiebere Maduabum from the Sixers in the deal. The Rockets also sent Denver's second-round pick in 2017 to Philadelphia...
Via Associated Press
February 18, 2016  |  Discuss

Grading The Deal: Pistons Acquire Donatas Motiejunas

Trading for Tobias Harris firmed up a weak spot in the starting lineup and added a scorer for the Detroit Pistons. Continuing their push for the playoffs, the Pistons added to a weak bench in trading for Donatas Motiejunas. Motiejunas essentially takes the place of Ersan Ilyasova as a power forward with range. He's not as good as Ilyasova, but a decent replacement, especially considering...
Via RealGM - NBA
February 18, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Rockets Donatas Motiejunas out for season

By David Kenyon The Houston Rockets recently lost point guard Patrick Beverley for the remainder of the 2015 season, and Kevin McHale’s team just took another significant hit. According to Sam Amick of USA Today Sports, power forward Donatas Motiejunas will be sidelined due to a back injury. Motiejunas had missed Houston’s last six outings, and his unavailability added...
Via Sportsnaut
April 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Houston Rockets will not suffer without Beverley

Just recently, Houston Rockets point-guard Patrick Beverley underwent surgery to repair a torn ligament in his wrist which should keep him out of pretty much all basketball activity going forward. His recovery period is expected to be four months and with his free agency approaching, this injury diminishes his value for teams seeking his service. The Rockets will likely miss Beverley’s...
April 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Donatas Motiejunas Unsure About Future With Rockets

Donatas Motiejunas said he is happy with the Houston Rockets but also admitted he wants to play more and is unsure whether that will occur with the organization. “I want to try for things to work out for me here but at the same time I want to play so we’ll see if this team has time for me or not on the court,” Motiejunas said. Motiejunas played in 62 games and fell in and...
Via RealGM
May 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Rockets Attempting To Trade Donatas Motiejunas

The Houston Rockets are attempting to trade Donatas Motiejunas. Motiejunas has been unable to secure playing time with the Rockets. Motiejunas is represented by Arn Tellem, who is also the agent of Omer Asik. The Rockets were unable to trade Asik last month.
Via RealGM
January 08, 2014  |  Discuss

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