Donatas Motiejunas to Pelicans: Latest Contract Details, Comments and Reaction

January 3rd, 2017 by Rob Goldberg Leave a reply »

Donatas Motiejunas appears to have finally found a home after agreeing to a deal with the New Orleans Pelicans.

New Orleans announced the deal on Tuesday but did not disclose terms of the agreement. 

It was first reported by ESPN's Marc Stein on Sunday that the Pels were working toward inking Motiejunas to a one-year deal for the veteran minimum.

When healthy, the 26-year-old represents an offensive mismatch as a 7-footer who can step outside and hit jump shots. His best season came in 2013-14 when he averaged 12.0 points and 5.9 assists per game while shooting 36.8 percent from three-point range.

"He's skilled, 7 feet, knows how to really play basketball, a hard worker," Houston Rockets coach Mike D'Antoni said of Motiejunas, per Calvin Watkins of "Above all, just his basketball intelligence will be great for any team."

This signing will hopefully conclude what has been a whirlwind of a process for the player since the end of the 2015-16 season.

As a restricted free agent, the Lithuanian was free to sign an off ...

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