Donatas Motiejunas is looking forward to returning to game action with the New Orleans Pelicans for the first time in eight months after a lengthy free agency.
“It was really frustrating,” Motiejunas said about the situation. “On the other [hand], I tried to keep my cool head. I was working out in Vancouver, so not a lot of people know me there. There was not a lot of pressure. I had a lot of good people there around me who helped me really go through this.”
A lingering back injury forced Motiejunas out of all but 37 games last season and led to the voiding of a trade last February to the Detroit Pistons.
“I’ve been cleared by every single team that I visited, medically” Motiejunas said.
The Lakers and Wolves also had interest in Motiejunas.
“I visited a couple of teams and I saw the best opportunity here,” he said, “so my decision was pretty easy.”