Donatas Motiejunas calls out Pistons for voiding Bol Bol trade

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  • Bol Bol
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After learning that the Pistons voided the Bol Bol deal, Motiejunas spoke out about the situation. “I was failed on physicals and told by Detroit doctors I will not play basketball again. Six years later, I am still here and have many years to go,” Motiejunas tweeted. “They [are] destroying young players’ names and futures in [the] NBA by doing this…”
Source: Alex Kennedy @ basketballnews.com

What’s the buzz on Twitter?

Rod Beard @detnewsRodBeard
From @Michael Singer on the Bol Bol rescinded trade: “Adding to the awkwardness, the Nuggets gave James Ennis, who appeared in Tuesday’s loss, (Bol’s) No. 10 jersey after he signed a 10-day contract with the team earlier this week.” – 1:55 PM

Omari Sanfoka II @omarisankofa
Casey on the Bol Bol trade being voided: “Things happen where it comes up in the physical, or information comes up.” Said he can’t get into any specific medical issues. – 1:28 PM

James Edwards III @JLEdwardsIII
Casey on Bol Bol trade being rescinded: “I’ve been around it before. It happens. Things happen where information comes up and things can be changed.” Added that he won’t get into specifics. – 1:28 PM

JD Shaw @JShawNBA
The Pistons confirm that the trade involving Bol Bol, Rodney McGruder and draft consideration with the Nuggets has been rescinded, as medical clearance wasn’t received for all players involved. – 1:18 PM

Omari Sanfoka II @omarisankofa
Pistons announce the Bol Bol/Rodney McGruder trade has been rescinded because “medical clearance was not received for all players involved.” – 1:17 PM

Rod Beard @detnewsRodBeard
#Pistons announce that the trade with the #Nuggets Bol Bol has been rescinded “because medical clearance was not received for all players involved.” – 1:16 PM

Rod Beard @detnewsRodBeard
#Pistons void trade with #Nuggets for Bol Bol: detroitnews.com/story/sports/n…1:01 PM

Kurt Helin @basketballtalk
Report: Bol Bol fails physical, Pistons void trade with Nuggets nba.nbcsports.com/2022/01/13/rep…12:49 PM

James Edwards III @JLEdwardsIII
Denver’s trade of Bol Bol to Detroit voided by Pistons due to concerns over physical: Sources theathletic.com/news/denvers-t…12:44 PM

CBS NBA @CBSSportsNBA
Bol Bol trade voided: Pistons-Nuggets deal falls through after failed physical, per report
cbssports.com/nba/news/bol-b…12:33 PM

Ryan Blackburn @NBABlackburn
Would be shocked if Bol Bol returned to the Nuggets. The bridge is already broken, and it’s appeared closer to a hostage situation that a healthy relationship for about a year. Probably time to just send him away and figure out a new solution before the February 10th deadline. – 12:23 PM

The Vertical @YahooSportsNBA
The Nuggets’ trade to send Bol Bol to the Pistons has been voided after Bol didn’t pass his physical with Detroit, per @Michael Singer. pic.twitter.com/frFCj8AwSt12:12 PM

John Hollinger @johnhollinger
Bol Bol originally fell to the middle of the second round partly due to physical concerns. Apparently they haven’t gone away. – 12:04 PM

Ryan Blackburn @NBABlackburn
Not even the 9-31 Detroit Pistons want Bol Bol. – 12:04 PM

Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
I believe the Detroit Pistons have been involved in three of the last five voided trades in the NBA:
-Bol Bol this season
-Donatas Motiejunas in 2016
-Sean Elliott in 1994
The other two:
-Tyson Chandler (CHA to OKC) in 2009
-Shareef Abdur-Rahim (POR to NJN) in 2005 – 12:03 PM

James Edwards III @JLEdwardsIII
Pistons’ trade with Denver for Bol Bol has been voided, sources tell The Athletic, due to concerns after the physical.
@Michael Singer first reported. – 12:02 PM

Adrian Wojnarowski @wojespn
Denver’s Bol Bol trade with Detroit has been voided, sources tell ESPN. The Pistons didn’t pass Bol on his physical with team. – 11:59 AM

Rod Beard @detnewsRodBeard
With the recent acquisition of 7-foot-2 forward Bol Bol and after winning four of their last seven games, #Pistons fans ponder what’s next?: bit.ly/3fmVF7e10:42 AM

Rod Beard @detnewsRodBeard
With the recent acquisition of 7-foot-2 forward Bol Bol and after winning four of their last seven game, #Pistons fans ponder what’s next?: detroitnews.com/story/sports/n…9:16 AM

Rod Beard @detnewsRodBeard
News & Views: Bol Bol could debut this week; #Pistons look to build on recent stretch: detroitnews.com/story/sports/n…7:59 PM

More on this storyline

Motiejunas has spent the last few years playing overseas, and he pointed out that his value took a hit after the Pistons’ doctors determined that he failed his physical. “No one looked at me the same after that situation,” he tweeted. “How many times [will] the NBPA let this happen? They are destroying young players’ careers… When stuff like that happens, you [can’t] stay quiet.” -via basketballnews.com / January 13, 2022

Detroit Pistons PR: The Detroit #Pistons/Denver Nuggets trade of Rodney McGruder and draft consideration in exchange for Bol Bol has been rescinded because medical clearance was not received for all players involved. -via Twitter @Pistons_PR / January 13, 2022

Mike Singer: Breaking: The Bol Bol trade to Detroit is off, league source tells @denverpost. -via Twitter @msinger / January 13, 2022