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.
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.
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.
Motley played a season-high 18 minutes off the bench and contributed 10 points (4-6 FG, 2-5 FT), four rebounds and one steal Sunday in the Clippers' 103-95 win over the Spurs. Motley has spent the majority of the season with the G League's Ontario Agua Caliente Clippers, but he's been up with the parent club for most of January. He had seen single-digit minutes while appearing in five of the Clippers' preceding seven contests, but Motley benefited from a spike in playing time Sunday with Danilo Gallinari (back) sidelined. While Motley turned the ball over four times, he showed the ability to put up quality scoring and rebounding numbers on a per-minute basis. That also held true during his time in the G League and his brief run as a rotation player for the Mavericks last April, so Motley could be someone to keep an eye on if Gallinari's absence turns into a long-term situation. The Clippers are already anticipating that Gallinari will be sidelined for the final three games of their road trip, which wraps up Friday in Chicago.
Motley (undisclosed) started at power forward Tuesday, finishing with 28 points (12-19 FG, 2-5 3Pt, 2-2 FT), four rebounds and a blocked shot in the win over the Stars. Motley had previously missed time with an undisclosed injury, but he managed to take the court Tuesday and easily led the game in scoring. A dominant big man in his own right, Motley has played his best alongside center Angel Delgado, who finished Tuesday's contest with 19 rebounds. While Motley likely will cede rebounding opportunities so long as he shares the floor with Delgado, the 23-year-old will see an added opportunity for scoring opportunities thanks to the shared responsibilities between players.
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