By Eurohoops team/ email@example.com
The saga of Donatas Motiejunas’ new deal will just never end. Negotiations between the Houston Rockets and the Lithuanian big man have hit another impasse that leaves the restricted free-agent big man with an uncertain future in Houston, according to ESPN.
The Rockets pulled their most recent offer to Motiejunas on Tuesday night, deciding that they had kept it on the table long enough without being able to come to terms with the Lithuanian forward. Motiejunas, meanwhile, is presented to be “surprised and upset” that no deal has been struck nearly five months after free agency began.
On Nov. 4 ESPN reported that the Rockets were offering a two-year deal starting in the $7 million range but with only the first season fully guaranteed. One source said Wednesday that the Rockets — assuming talks are ultimately revived — would likely reduce their pitch by at least $1 million. So it remains to be seen if Motiejunas will end up elsewhere, or even sign in an other league in Europe or China.