NBA Rumor: Donatas Motiejunas Trade?

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The Rockets wanted to trade you, but now you are staying in Houston. It looks like some sort of misunderstanding? Donatas Motiejunas: I wouldn’t call it that. The Rockets were not giving me away for free, they got a high draft pick. A high pick is very useful, so I completely understand them. From my side, I see it as a business. I know they did not want to give me away and offered many other players to the Pistons, but the guys in Detroit wanted only me. Now I will be talking to my agent and lawyers to clarify what to do next. The Pistons had access to my full medical history, so they shouldn’t have done what they did to me. They decreased my value. The medical examination I ‘failed’ was a joke. The Pistons will have some explaining to do why they did not want the trade anymore. We will see what happens.

Pistons general manager Jeff Bower appeared on the “Sean, Marc and Maz” morning show on Detroit Sports 105.1 Monday to provide the latest. “I wouldn’t really handicap it at this point,” Bower said. “What we’re doing is gathering all the information from a team of experts. When that whole process is completed, we’ll be able to make a final decision on the trade. “It’s unfortunate we’re in this waiting zone, but it’s very important that the due diligence and the information is gathered, collected and fully understood, both short-term and long-term.”

The Houston Rockets have been arguably the biggest disappointment of the season thus far. With James Harden and Dwight Howard returning, Ty Lawson was brought in to be the straw that stirred the drink. However, it appears the Rockets bought a faulty blender. Lawson has struggled from the field shooting 35 percent and was benched in mid-November. Hastily firing Kevin McHale hasn’t proven to be the answer either. If things don’t improve fast, Daryl Morey will look to make a blockbuster trade by dangling Terrence Jones and Donatas Motiejunas as bait.
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