Motley spent his second NBA season with the Los Angeles Clippers and their G-League affiliate, the Agua Caliente Clippers. Motley appeared in 22 games at the NBA level, logging a total of 156 minutes (7.1 minutes per game). He shot 53.4 percent from the field and 60.0 percent from the foul line. The Baylor product amassed 102 points, 51 rebounds -- including 18 offensive rebounds -- 11 assists, five steals and three blocks. He scored in double digits twice and scored at least five points in half of his appearances. Motley shot at least 40 percent from the field on 11 occasions. On Jan. 20, in a win over the Spurs, Motley tallied 10 points, four rebounds and a steal in 18 minutes. In a Feb. 7 loss to Indiana, he tallied 10 points and seven rebounds in a season-high 29 minutes. Motley finished the season on a strong note, playing 12 minutes in an April 8 loss to the Warriors and putting up nine points (4-6 FG), six rebounds, one assist and one steal in just 12 minutes of action. Motley did not appear in the Clippers' first-round playoff series against Golden State.2017
Johnathan Motley declared for the 2017 NBA Draft but was not selected. He subsequently signed a two-way contract with the Dallas Mavericks, becoming the first two-way player in team history. Motley spent most of his first season with the Texas Legends of the G League. He averaged 22.2 points, 9.8 rebounds and 1.1 blocks at that level. He made his NBA debut against Golden State on Dec. 14. In that contest, he scored four points in two minutes. Overall, Motley posted per-game averages of 8.7 points and 4.5 rebounds over 16.0 minutes during his rookie campaign. That translated into 19.6 points and 10.0 rebounds per 36 minutes. He started at center and tallied a season-high 26 points against Detroit on April 6, adding 12 rebounds for his first career double-double. Four days later, he scored 21 points and grabbed six boards against Phoenix.
July 4, 2017Signed a two-year, two-way contract with the Dallas Mavericks.
July 23, 2018Traded by the Dallas Mavericks with Renaldas Seibutis to the Los Angeles Clippers for Maarty Leunen and cash.
July 24, 2019Signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Los Angeles Clippers.