Donatas Motiejunas Saw ‘Best Opportunity’ With Pelicans After ‘Frustrating’ Free Agency

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.”

source: realgm

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