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Report: Nets give Donatas Motiejunas a physical, consider offer sheet for Rockets’ restricted free agent

Houston Rockets v Brooklyn Nets

NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 12: Donatas Motiejunas #20 of the Houston Rockets and Bojan Bogdanovic #44 of the Brooklyn Nets fight for the loose ball at the Barclays Center on January 12, 2015 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City.The Houston Rockets defeated the Brooklyn Nets 113-99. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

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Update: Marc Stein of ESPN:

The Nets signed Allen Crabbe to a $75 million offer sheet. The Trail Blazers matched.

The Nets signed Tyler Johnson to a $50 million offer sheet. The Heat matched.

Third time a charm?

Brooklyn might find out with Donatas Motiejunas, who remains a restricted free agent with the Rockets.

Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports:

The Rockets became so disenchanted with Motiejunas negotiations, they reportedly pulled their offer (which reportedly contained a $7 million guarantee for this season). An offer sheet from another team might be Motiejunas’ best chance to find a favorable deal.

The Nets have more than $18 million in cap space, so they can afford to top Houston’s previous offer – but they don’t have to if that’s no longer on the table. Motiejunas might have missed out by waiting.

Brooklyn is in a bind with so many draft picks sent to the Celtics. The Nets must be creative in adding talent, a productive 26-year-old with health concerns might be a reasonable risk for them. The results of this physical will be essential in determining how to proceed.