Terrence Jones and Donatas Motiejunas have decided to avoid signing any contract extension with the Houston Rockets. The deadline is on November 2. The Houston Rockets management also didn’t show keen interest in renewing the contract.
There is a common interest from both ends for not making any move at this moment. Houston is looking to make salary cap room, while Jones and Motiejunas are eager to become restricted free agents.
Both Jones and Motiejunas could be highly chased as players in the free agency market.
Jones struggled with injuries in the recent past which forced him to miss 49 games last season. While fit, Jones had been a lethal weapon in the Rockets’ roster. He had a tremendous game in January 2014, in which he posted 36 points and 11 rebounds. Jones averaged 10.2 points and 4.8 rebounds in 23.6 minutes per game during the playoffs last season where the Rockets ended up playing the Western Conference finals.
Motiejunas, who often split time with Jones, didn’t feature in the playoffs last season due to a back injury. He will also be missing the starting phase of the current season, but is expected to recover soon to stage a comeback.