Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul gave its frontcourt a significant boost with the addition of Johnathan Motley on a two-year deal, the club announced Monday. Motley (2.06 meters, 27 year old) arrives from Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar where he starred in the 7DAYS EuroCup last season, his first on the European continent. He averaged 21.2 points, 7.0 rebounds and 1.1 blocks in nine EuroCup appearances. Motley had an average PIR of 23.9 in those games and posted a PIR of 22 or higher in six different games, including a PIR of at least 36 in three games. He was twice the EuroCup MVP of the Round.
Fenerbahce inks center Motley
Motley also averaged 19.1 points, 7.2 rebounds, 2.6 assists, 1.4 steals and 1.1 blocks in VTB United League action last season. He started his professional career with Dallas in the NBA and also played for the Los Angeles Clippers in the NBA as well as for Texas and Agua Caliente of the G League. Motley spent a season with Inchon ET Land Elephants in South Korea, too. He is set to make his Turkish Airlines EuroLeague debut with Fenerbahce next season.
Earlier Monday the club announced that forward Danilo Barthel and center Ahmet Duverioglu would both be leaving the club after their respective contracts had expired.