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Donatas Motiejunas not planning on a return to the New Orleans Pelicans

Motiejunas believes better opportunities lie elsewhere.

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According to a Lithuanian basketball journalist, Donatas Urbonas, forward-center Donatas Motiejunas will not re-sign with the New Orleans Pelicans during the upcoming free agency period.

With the Pelicans slated to have Anthony Davis and Cousins gobbling up major minutes and Cheick Diallo, Alexis Ajinca and Omer Asik fighting for scraps, there appears to be little opportunity for the Lithuanian — and this is before New Orleans either brings back Dante Cunningham or signs other players that can handle the 4 or 5.

Considering his role and minutes were constantly in flux under Alvin Gentry, this news should not come as a surprise. Even prior to the trade for DeMarcus Cousins, Motiejunas was averaging just 15.9 minutes and had per game totals of 4.8 points, 3.5 rebounds and 1.3 assists to show for his efforts.

In his comments, Motiejunas also revealed both the teams that have shown interest in acquiring his services as well as his ideal landing spots.

The Spurs, Warriors, Jazz and Wizards — sounds like Motiejunas is looking to find himself in the midst of a deep postseason run next year!