Who could be heading back stateside?
October 6, 2019, 10:01 pmDonatas MotiejunasPF, International
Donatas Motiejunas did it all for the Shanghai Sharks against the Clippers on Sunday, as he delivered 29 points, 13 rebounds, four steals and two blocks.
Motiejunas also registered 10 turnovers and shot 9-of-24 from the field overall. He clearly took advantage of all 42 of his minutes against NBA competition. Motiejunas will be sticking in China this year.
September 30, 2019, 11:03 pmDonatas MotiejunasPF, Free Agent
Donatas Motiejunas scored 27 points on 12-of-23 shooting with 11 rbeounds, three assists, three steals and two triples in Monday's preseason game against the Rockets.
Motiejunas had a short three-game stint with the Spurs before signing with the Shanghai Sharks and had a little fun against the team that drafted him. He'll play out the next season in China so there's nothing fantasy-relevant about him.
April 5, 2019, 9:30 pmDonatas MotiejunasPF/C, San Antonio Spurs
Donatas Montiejunas made his debut for the Spurs on Friday and delivered two points on 1-of-4 shooting with one rebound and one block in four minutes.
Montiejunas was signed by the Spurs for the purposes of adding depth to their frontcourt come the playoffs. Unfortunately, he won't be making a fantasy impact over their remaining regular season games.
April 4, 2019, 12:10 pmDonatas MotiejunasF, San Antonio Spurs
The Spurs announced the signing of Lithuanian big man Donatas Motiejunas on Thursday.
Motiejunas last played in the NBA for the Pelicans during the 2016-2017 season. The former first-round pick will look to provide depth in the playoffs behind starters LaMarcus Aldridge and Jakob Poeltl. He can be ignored for fantasy purposes.
Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter
March 31, 2019, 8:40 amDonatas MotiejunasC/F, San Antonio Spurs
Donatas Motiejunas, who was signed last week, has still yet to report to San Antonio due to issues with his visa.
Motiejunas doesn’t figure to play much down the stretch even when he joins his new team. It’s doubtful he’ll cut much, if at all, into the playing time of guys like Jakob Poeltl, who despite cooling off in recent weeks, has earned Coach Popovich’s trust as a rotation piece. Poeltl should continue to play out his current role to close out the year.
Source: Dontas Urbonas on Twitter
March 23, 2019, 4:49 pmDonatas MotiejunasF, San Antonio Spurs
The Spurs are close to signing forward Donatas Motiejunas.
Motiejunas made his name with the Rockets but has been in China over the last two years. We're not expecting him to play much off the bench in San Antonio, and he'll likely need to outplay Dante Cunningham to be near the rotation at all.
Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter
June 16, 2018, 4:43 pmDonatas MotiejunasF, International
Donatas Motiejunas will play for Shangdong in the CBA next season.
Motiejunas will earn $3 million next year, which is far more than he'd receive in the NBA. He had some promise early in his career but injuries pushed him out of the league. It's possible that he tries to come back in the next couple years but as long as the money is good in China it might be tough to leave.
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