Van Gundy Calls Motiejunas Acquisition ‘Calculated Risk’


After picking up big man Donatas Motiejunas and guard Marcus Thornton on Thursday, in addition to Tobias Harris on Tuesday, the Pistons are positioned to make a run toward the playoffs, sooner than later.

Van Gundy admitted that he was leery of any big man with back issues, but the upside far outweighed any risk that the Pistons might be taking with Motiejunas.

“He supposedly is healthy and ready to get going right now. You always worry about a back, certainly,” Van Gundy said. “In terms of a physical, we’re going to have him checked out very, very well as he comes in.

“But it’s a calculated risk. A little more risk, maybe, than some of the other deals we’ve had, but with a very high reward.”

Source: Rod Beard of The Detroit News

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