Donatas Motiejunas Rumors

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Donatas Motiejunas
Donatas Motiejunas
Position: F
Born: 09/20/90
Height: 7-0 / 2.13
Weight:259 lbs. / 117.9 kg.
Salary: $607,491
When asked if he talked to team representatives about the latter, he answered: “No. But my agent talked. It’s his job. He talked to the coaches and was told that my role won’t change much. Gaining experience, that’s what I hope for,”in an interview for Lithuanian website 15min.lt. “It will be a very good help. I really believe that DeMarcus will help raising the team’s level even higher,” he added.
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“The team lost an asset,” Motiejunas told Basketball Insiders. “I lost $37, 38 million, so both sides lost in this situation. No one won in this situation actually. I know, as soon as I step on the floor, the people are going to see that I’m the same guy that I was last year when I was playing. For me, I’m not going to lose anything. After this year, someone else is going to pick me up. I’m not worried about that. I know how to play basketball. I know how to make every and each team better. I adjust to the situation depending on what coach asks me to do, so I’m not worried about that. It was just a ridiculous situation, the resolution was taking too long, and it was affecting me as a player, and it was affecting me personally. Instead of being a business decision it was like more of a personal decision.”
At 26, what has Motiejunas thought of his career to this point? “It’s a big mess,” Motiejunas told Basketball Insiders candidly. “Some of the situations, so far it’s a pretty big mess, but hopefully everything is going to settle down right now and, like I said, I work my butt off every single day of my career. I’m going to keep on doing that step by step. I’m not trying to jump over the hurdles or nothing like that. I’m trying to go step by step, trying to become a better player, trying to become a better teammate. I think that’s the most important thing; never look back, look forward.”
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“Honestly, you can say it was business stuff, but, from my side, I’m a basketball player, I just want to play,” Motiejunas told Basketball Insiders. “Being involved in that business situation, it was one of the worst experiences of my life that I’ve had. I would say, from any basketball player, we work every day, we put our sweat, we put our tears, we put our blood on the floor, try to help and make teams better, so when someone acts with you like this, it’s just wrong.”