Report: Rockets Offer New Deal to Motiejunas

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As the NBA season is nearly two weeks in, Donatas Motiejunas and the Rockets are still at a contract standoff. Marc Stein of ESPN recently reported that the organization has offered a new deal to the Lithuanian big.

https://twitter.com/ESPNSteinLine/status/794598110789963776

While the deal has still not been complete, it is nice to see the front office putting so much effort into re-signing Motiejunas. They understand that he can be a key part to the Rockets’ success going forward and gets along great with the rest of the team. Over the past few games, it is easy to tell that the team misses his presence on the court. His ability to spread the floor and also work in the post has been vastly missed. Rebounding has also been an issue for the Rockets, and Motiejunas can definitely come in and help fix that issue.

Not only has the report of a new offer to Motiejunas come out, but there has also been more. Calvin Watkins of ESPN also reported that Motiejunas has been having thoughts about playing overseas.

https://twitter.com/calvinwatkins/status/794603685883957248

This was something that is a little surprising. Motiejunas is a talented player who could easily be signed by another team. But with the season already in swing, the majority of roster spots have been filled. If he ultimately decided to play overseas, it would seem difficult for the Rockets to sign him considering all of the contract issues that led to him playing overseas.

As of now, it is not known whether Motiejunas will accept the offer or not. After November 23rd, he is unable to be traded to another team. So to some degree, that is basically the deadline to get a deal done.

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