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InspiredLebowski 06-03-2010 11:07 PM

Motiejunas likely pulling out of draft


The chances of an international player cracking the top half of the first round of the June 24 Draft is decreasing rapidly, with 19-year-old forward Donatas Motiejunas of Lithuania likely to pull his name from consideraton before the June 15 deadline for international players under 22 to withdraw from the Draft. The 7-footer, who is playing for Benetton Treviso this season, was looking to get a guarantee from a top-12 team in the Draft before coming to play in the NBA next season, but none was forthcoming.

In a sign that Motiejunas is likely to stay in Europe, he had his tonsils removed on Monday after dealing with throat infections for the better part of a year. The time he'll spend recuperating instead of practicing and working out for potential NBA employers would indicate that he's made his decision.

A source close to Motiejunas put the chances of his withdrawal from the Draft at "90-10."

nolebball 06-04-2010 02:18 PM

Re: Montiejunas likely pulling out of draft
Hahaha thank god. I was having a really hard time with him in my mock and forcibly settled for Miami because I couldn't see him falling any further. I honestly just couldn't find any fits I agreed with.

el gringos 06-04-2010 04:21 PM

Re: Montiejunas likely pulling out of draft
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spoonhoops 06-05-2010 01:35 PM

Re: Montiejunas likely pulling out of draft
Unless he truly gets in the weight room and makes a lot of progress in his next season overseas, I don't see him helping his draft stock out much.

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