“Panathinaikos in contact with Motiegiounas”


In discussions with him Donatas Motiegiounas is located Panathinaikosaccording to Eurohoops.

The Lithuanian center (2.13m) is reportedly being considered very seriously for the replacement of Giorgos Papagiannis (which was announced yesterday by Fenerbahce), while although he has a valid contract with Monaco, there is a relative clause that allows him to “break”.

The 32-year-old ace is represented by Misko Raznatovic, with which the “greens” cooperate. In the last two seasons, he had a good presence with Monaco, while he has the element of a long shot, which Ergin Ataman wants from his tall players, while also having very good moves near the basket. However, it lags in defense, since it is quite heavy.

This year he won the championship with Monacowhile he had in Euroleague 8.5 points (55.8% shooting, 63.5% 2-pointers, 25% 3-pointers), 3.7 rebounds and 10 in the rating in 17:47 average and in 41 total appearances. In the Final 4 semifinal against Olympiakos, he had 7 points (1/2 shots, 3/6 two-pointers, 0/2 three-pointers) and 5 rebounds.

He was promoted by Zalgiris, played in Benetton Treviso and Procom, while in 2011 he was selected at number 20 in the draft by the Timberwolves. He played in the NBA for six seasons, the first four in Houston (with teammate Kostas Papanikolaou, who is also his good friend) and then in Pelicans and Spurs. In 262 games in the best league in the world he had 7.3 points (46.9% shooting, 30% 3-pointers, 59.7% shooting), 3.8 rebounds and 1.1 assists in 18.2 minutes per game . Before going to Monaco he played for two seasons in China.

Motiegiounas is in Lithuania’s World Cup qualifier. With “Lithuania” he won the silver medal in 2013 at Eurobasket, while he has also won two silver medals at the U18 and U20 levels.

Source: Sport Fm

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