Now, Houston will have to deal with those two in free agency, and here’s the first step.
Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle:
The Rockets project to have more than $40 million in cap space without Jones’ hold ($5,720,513). This just gives them more flexibility to upgrade.
Motiejunas will be an interesting case. The Pistons voided a midseason trade with Houston when Motiejunas failed a physical, and that will certainly scare teams. But he’s a productive inside-out player when healthy, and he’ll draw suitors.
Jones’ star has fallen quickly due to injuries and underwhelming play. He’s talented and just 24. I’d taker a flyer on him, especially now that he’s an unrestricted free agent.