Former NBA player Donatas Motiejunas is set for the EuroLeague return. The 30-year-old big man is heading to AS Monaco for a one-year deal, per BasketNews sources.

The Lithuanian big man was officially announced by the team on Wednesday. His contract includes an option to leave for China, however, he may only sign a contract there within the next two weeks, Tomas Langvinis of LNK reports.

Motiejunas returns to the Euroleague after almost ten years. In 2012, Lithuanian was the second-best rebounder in the tournament, averaging 12.5 points and 7.9 rebounds per game for Asseco Prokom Gdynia.  

Later Motiejunas spent six seasons in the NBA, representing the Houston Rockets, New Orleans Pelicans, and San Antonio Spurs. 2.13 m center had the most successful NBA campaign in 2014-15, averaging 12 points and 5,9 rebounds per game for the Rockets.

Motiejunas spent the last four years in China. The previous season he averaged 21.6 points and 13.7 rebounds per game for Xinjiang Flying Tigers.

Current roster

Credit ZumaPress - Scanpix, V.Mikaitis | BasketNews/E.Alšauskas

AS Monaco

Position Player Status
PG Leo Westermann (story) Signed until 2022
PG Paris Lee (story) Signed until 2022
PG Marcos Knight (story) Signed until 2022
PG Rudy Demahis-Ballou (story) Signed until 2022
SG Yakuba Ouattara Signed until 2022
SG Danilo Andjusic (story) Signed until 2022
SG Rob Gray (story) Signed until 2023
SF Armel Traore (story) Long-term contract
PF Jerry Boutsiele Signed until 2022
PF/C Donatas Motiejunas (story) Signed until 2022
PF/C Ibrahima Fall-Faye (story) Signed until 2022
PF/C Donta Hall (story) Signed until 2022
Coach Zvezdan Mitrovic
Expired contract Matthias Lessort, Dee Bost (not coming back), Jaleel O'Brien, Damien Inglis, Darrall Willis, Willfried Yeguete, Yohan Choupas, Khadeen Carrington (not coming back), Abdoulaye N'Doye, Rudy Demahis, 
Rumored to leave  
Interested Nigel Hayes (story)

See all the EuroLeague transfer market news here.

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