Top Johnathan Motley News

  • Johnathan Motley: Heads to Korea

    Motley signed a contract with the Incheon Electroland Elephants of the Korean Basketball League earlier this month, Dario Skerletic of Sportando.com reports.

    Motley is overseas for the first time in his career after spending time both at the G League and NBA level since going undrafted out of Baylor in 2017. Before getting the opportunity in Korea, Motley had attended training camp with the Suns in December, only to get cut loose before the start of the season. He'll look to impress in Korea with the hope of garnering renewed interest from NBA teams heading into 2021-22.

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  • Johnathan Motley: Let go by Phoenix

    Motley was waived by the Suns on Saturday, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports.

    The 25-year-old joined the Suns on a camp deal and unsurprisingly didn't make the season-opening roster. Motley is a likely candidate to join the team's G League affiliate in Northern Arizona.

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  • Suns' Johnathan Motley: Joins Suns on camp deal

    Motley agreed Monday with the Suns on a training-camp deal, Keith Smith of Yahoo Sports reports.

    Motley will move on to another organization after the Clippers opted not to re-sign him following back-to-back seasons as a two-way player for Los Angeles. The 25-year-old big man has seen sparse action at the NBA level over his three professional seasons, but he's at least been productive on a per-minute basis over his 46 career games (averages of 21.8 points, 10.6 rebounds and 2.5 assists per 36 minutes). If Motley is unable to win a spot on Phoenix's opening-night roster, he'll likely join the Suns' G League affiliate in Northern Arizona.

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  • Clippers' Johnathan Motley: Named to G League Second Team

    Motley was named to the 2019-20 All-NBA G League Second Team.

    The 2019-20 season marked Motley's third in the G League and his second with the Agua Caliente Clippers. He averaged 24.0 points on 17.7 shots, 7.9 rebounds, 2.9 assists and 1.0 blocks in 33.0 minutes.

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  • Clippers' Johnathan Motley: Leads team to G League win

    Motley totaled 33 points (11-19 FG, 3-6 3Pt, 5-6 FT), six rebounds and two assists in Wednesday's G League win over Stockton.

    Motley started the second half with a bang, and perhaps the only thing that inhibited him on the evening was his five personal fouls. He's now averaging 23.4 points and 8.1 rebounds in 19 games at the level this season.

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  • Clippers' Johnathan Motley: Massive double-double in G League

    Motley tallied 30 points (11-18 FG, 4-4 3Pt, 2-2 FT), 13 rebounds, two assists and two blocks in 35 minutes Tuesday for the G League's Agua Caliente Clippers in their 117-103 win over the Sioux Falls Skyforce.

    With career averages of 23.0 points and 9.4 rebounds in 33.1 minutes over 78 games in the G League during the past two-plus seasons, Motley doesn't have much left to prove at the level. That being said, his status as a two-way player limits him to only 45 days with the NBA Clippers, so he's likely to remain with Agua Caliente for the foreseeable future unless a rash of injuries hits the Los Angeles frontcourt.

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  • Clippers' Johnathan Motley: Plays big in start

    Motley tallied 27 points (12-20 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 1-2 FT), seven rebounds, five assists and a block in 33 minutes during Sunday's G League win over Stockton.

    Motley got the start and rewarded the decision with a huge performance. He hadn't played in Agua Caliente's last three games and hasn't started regularly of late, but the 24-year-old has performed well when given the chance, averaging 21.2 points across 16 G League games this season.

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  • Clippers' Johnathan Motley: Paces team in loss

    Motley scored 28 points (8-19 FG, 3-4 3Pt, 5-5 FT) and added nine rebounds and a steal during Sunday's G League loss to Santa Cruz.

    Motley went off for a second-straight game and is averaging 30 points over his last two contests. In 12 G League games this year, he is posting 21.3 points and 8.1 rebounds per contest.

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  • Clippers' Johnathan Motley: Does it all in win

    Motley scored 32 points (14-23 FG, 3-3 3Pt, 7-7 FT) and added seven rebounds, two assists, two steals and five blocks during Thursday's G League win over Skyforce.

    Motley more than doubled his nearest teammate in points in the contest. The only negative on the evening was co-leading the team with four turnovers.

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  • Clippers' Johnathan Motley: Transferred to NBA

    Motley was transferred from the G League to the NBA on Wednesday, Jovan Buha of The Athletic reports.

    Motley has appeared in just one NBA game this season, racking up four minutes during the second game of the year. It remains likely that he'll see most of his run in the G League.

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  • Clippers' Johnathan Motley: Leads team in win

    Motley scored 27 points (8-15 FG, 1-4 3Pt, 7-7 FT) and totaled five rebounds, seven assists, and a steal during Thursday's G League win over Windy City.

    It was another big game for Motley, who led the team in scoring in this one. He sits at 20.5 points, 7.8 rebounds and 3.6 assists in 10 G League games this season.

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  • Clippers' Johnathan Motley: Huge effort Friday

    Motley racked up 29 points (12-24 FG, 0-1 3PT, 3-4 FT), 13 rebounds and four assists over 40 minutes Friday versus Sioux Falls.

    Motley continues to destroy the G League ranks, tallying at least 20 points in three of the six games this season and 29 and 30 in two of the last three. Friday also marked his second double-double thus far.

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  • Clippers' Johnathan Motley: Scores 11 points in thumping win

    Motley totaled 11 points (4-9 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 3-4 FT), seven rebounds, and one assist in 17 minutes during Sunday's 127-87 victory over the Shanghai Sharks.

    Motley was impactful during Sunday's easy victory, doing his best Montrezl Harrell impression with a high energy performance. Motley is not going to be an every night part of the rotation barring an injury to one of either Harrell or Ivica Zubac.

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  • Clippers' Johnathan Motley: Inks two-way deal with Clippers

    Motley has re-signed with the Clippers on a two-way contract, Jovan Buha of The Athletic reports.

    Motley played the majority of his NBA minutes in garbage time, but his G-League showing last season was enough to show he has promise. Given the influx of star power on the Clippers' roster, it would still be surprising if Motley saw significant minutes barring a barrage of injuries.

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  • Clippers' Johnathan Motley: Becomes unrestricted free agent

    Motley was not extended a qualifying offer by the Clippers, making him an unrestricted free agent, Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports reports.

    Motley played mostly garbage time last season for the Clippers. However, he showed potential in the G League, averaging 24.4 points, 9.9 rebounds and 3.0 assists in 34.3 minutes.

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  • Clippers' Johnathan Motley: Gets garbage-time action

    Motley managed one rebound and one assist in one minute during Thursday's 128-118 loss to the Bucks.

    Motley has earned six minutes across three appearances here in March. The 23-year-old sophomore has seen double-digit minutes four times through 19 appearances this season, and he'll only be worthy of consideration if the Clippers opt to rest the regulars.

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  • Clippers' Johnathan Motley: Scores 10 points off bench

    Motley recorded 10 points (4-10 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 2-3 FT) and seven rebounds in 29 minutes Thursday against Indiana.

    Motley was surprisingly productive for his team off the bench, but the Clippers would lose in embarrassing fashion on the road. Thursday marked the first time since Jan. 20 that Motley finished with 10 or more points, as his opportunities have been limited this season given his current role in the team's rotation.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-8, 230 lbs
Birthplace: Houston, TX
Age: 26
Class: Junior