Calvin Watkins ESPN Staff Writer
The first two-years of the four-year $37 million offer sheet Dontas Motiejunas signed with the Brooklyn Nets are guaranteed. The Rockets have three-days to match the offer sheet. The guarantees meant a lot to Motiejunas who returned last season after back surgery.
"Even better, it showed they believed in me," Motiejunas said to ESPN. "They put me through a number of tests (on his back) and they saw that I'm as healthy as anybody else. After Detroit everybody was questioning me. They showed a commitment that I'm going to be a piece of their future, if not, I'll be happy with Houston, too."
The NBA rescinded a traded between the Pistons and Rockets last year because of Motiejunas' failed physical due to his back.