Donatas Motiejunas’ Nets Offer Sheet Matched by Rockets: Details, Reaction

December 5th, 2016 by Timothy Rapp Leave a reply »

The Houston Rockets matched the offer sheet from the Brooklyn Nets and re-signed forward Donatas Motiejunas on Monday, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical and Mark Berman of Fox 26.

"It wasn't a tough decision," Rockets owner Leslie Alexander said, per Berman. "We don't let players that we think are really going to be good players in the future get away."

Per Wojnarowski, the Nets offer sheet was for four years and "likely" $35 million. The deal included "protections against recurring back problems that have sidelined Motiejunas" and "delivers the ability to void the final two years of the contract, as well as an opportunity to bail on the second season before the end of the 2016-17 season."

However, Motiejunas "was a no-show" for his physical, according to Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle on Tuesday. Feigen added the Rockets are weighing their options and that the team could return Motiejunas to restricted free agency.

Wojnarowski reported Motiejunas will not report to the team and that the Rockets and the player's representatives are "discussing next steps." Wojnarowski added that the ...

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