Unlike other Europeans, this guy will have every chance to flourish in his first NBA season.

David Kahn, General Manager of the Minnesota Timberwolves could soon regret of trading Motiejunas to Houston.

The Lithuanian forward was on the NBA radar for many years, but he wisely hadn’t rushed his decision to going in the NBA.

Two seasons with Benetton Treviso and the last one with Prokom have been fundamental in his development, both as a person and as a player. Kevin McHale, coach of the Rockets, will have a player fully ready to bring a good contribution, mainly on offense.

The Rockets’ coach has always loved players with a style similar to his own, so Moti will have plenty of minutes to showcase his advanced skills set. Just think what a front court could Minnie have formed with him next to Pekovic.