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Houston Rockets Power Forward Donatas Motiejunas Cleared to Practice

By Andre Cantalogo

Houston Rockets power forward Donatas Motiejunas has been cleared by doctors to start practicing once again after being out since March.

The Lithuanian big man that had been suffering with a back injury could even make his season debut (although very unlikely) against the New Orleans Pelicans, curiously the last team he played against.

During his absence Motiejunas teased Rockets fans with videos from his insanely tough training and pictures from his shot charts with crazy percentages like the one below:

Trying to get better everyday! New PB

— Donatas Motiejunas (@DonatasMot) November 23, 2015

It remains to be seen how D-Mo will return from injury and how long it will take for him to get back on court.

D-Mo who was sorely missed last playoffs run will find a team in a much different situation from the one he was part off in March, new teammates like Ty Lawson, and new Head Coach, J.B. Bickerstaff.

If Donatas picks up where he left off he’ll help immensely the team providing a strong post presence and an offensive threat on the painted area.

Now there’s no more excuses, good luck and welcome back D-Mo!

Houston we don’t have a problem!!! It’s a green light for take off!!! #Rockets#Pursuit

— Donatas Motiejunas (@DonatasMot) December 1, 2015

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