Brooklyn Nets Rumors
But sources told ESPN.com on Friday night that the uniquely structured deal is fully guaranteed for only $5 million of that total and rising to $17.5 million if Motiejunas has earned his 2017-18 option by March 1, terms that could well encourage the Houston Rockets to match the Brooklyn offer sheet.
The Rockets will have a 72-hour window, ending at Monday at 11:59 p.m., to decide whether to match the offer or let Motiejunas join the Nets. “I have to talk to the owner before we make a decision,” Houston general manager Daryl Morey said Friday night. “There’s been a lot of restricted free agents that went late into the season, several into December. It’s a process that’s part of how things work. Sometimes it takes a little longer, but we’re happy it’s going to come to a resolution.”
Adrian Wojnarowski: Including bonuses, the first year of the $37M Motiejunas offer sheet is slightly frontloaded at $9.8M, league source tells @The Vertical.