Credit: Yegor Aleyev/TASS-Scanpix
Credit Yegor Aleyev/TASS-Scanpix

Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul are preparing to make the first move ahead the next season. The ING Basketball Super League champions have reached a two-year agreement with Johnathan Motley, according to Turkish reporter Yagiz Sabuncuoglu.

2-pointers this season

57%
20,2
Points made: 20,2
Accuracy: 57,2%
Place in standings: 5
Record max: 26
Record min: 10
Most made 2FGs: Jan Vesely

Per the same report, Dimitris Itoudis, who is slated to be the team's next head coach replacing Sasa Djordjevic, has been the one negotiating with the player on behalf of the club.

Wearing the Lokomotiv Kuban jersey, Motley had an impressive EuroCup campaign last season. The American big man, who played in 9 games until Lokomotiv were expelled from the competition following the Russian invasion of Ukraine, averaged 21.2 points, 7.0 rebounds, 1.3 assists, and 1.1 blocks per contest.

In addition to being one of the most solid MVP contenders in the EuroCup, the 2.06 m. big man left behind averages of 18.4 points, 6.3 rebounds, 2.0 assists, 1.5 steals and 1.1 blocks in the VTB League. He spent the previous parts of his career in the United States, playing for the Baylor Bears in his college years and later for various NBA G League teams.

He also spent three seasons in the NBA, starting from 2017. He checked in at 11 games with the Dallas Mavericks and at another 32 with the LA Clippers before moving overseas for the first time at the beginning of the 2021-22 season.

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Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul

Position Player Status
PG Pierria Henry Signed until 2022 +1
PG Ismet Akpinar Signed until 2022 +1
SG Sehmus Hazer Signed until 2024
SF Marko Guduric Signed until 2023
SF Dyshawn Pierre Signed until 2023 +1
SF/PF Metecan Birsen Signed until 2023 + 1
PF Achille Polonara Signed until 2023 +1
C Devin Booker Signed until 2023
Coach Aleksandar Djordjevic
Expired contract Nando De Colo, Melih Mahmutoglu, Tarik Biberovic, Danilo Barthel, Jan Vesely, Ahmet Duverioglu, Jehyve Floyd, Markel Starks
Rumored to leave Jan Vesely (story), Aleksandar Djordjevic, Pierria Henry, Danilo Barthel, Markel Starks
Interested Johnathan Motley (story), Naz Mitrou-Long (story), Nick Calathes (story), Dimitris Itoudis, Jordan Mickey (story), Elie Okobo (story), Nikola Milutinov

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Johnathan Motley

Johnathan  Motley
Team: Lokomotiv Krasnodar
Position: PF
Age: 27
Height: 206 cm
Weight: 108 kg
Birth place: Houston, United States of America