Donatas Motiejunas and Marcus Thornton are Rockets again after the Pistons rescinded the three-way deal made during last Thursday's trade deadline.
Motiejunas was not able to pass the Pistons' physical.
"They didn't want to clear me for my back," Motiejunas said to FOX 26. "They knew everything. They have full access to all my medical history. I don't know what went wrong. When I get back to Houston, I will go to check myself one more time, make sure everything is the same as it was. If everything is the same, I'm good to go."
Motiejunas is glad to be coming back.
"I'm looking at it as a business," he told FOX 26. "I'm happy to be back. They drafted me. I feel like it's home. Who's not happy to be back at home?"
The Rockets forward is especially appreciative of the Rockets' faithful.
"It's one of the most special things I've had in my life," he said. "(My) relationship with Rockets fans is beautiful.
"I will go to sleep tonight and wake up tomorrow and try to clear my head out and do my job," Motiejunas added. "In every job, there are ups and downs."
Thornton had a similar reaction.
"I really don't know how to feel about it," Thornton told FOX 26. "I really don't have the words, the exact words to say. I wouldn't say awkward. I just don't know right now. Still trying to digest everything right now.
"I guess mixed feelings right now," he added. "Happy to be coming back to the Houston organization. The fans are great. Just happy to be coming back to that."
As the players are coming back, obviously the Rockets tried to trade them to begin with. Thornton's agent, Tony Dutt, intends to find out where his client fits in with the Rockets' plans.
"My goal is to talk to Daryl Morey and find out what their plan is for Marcus," Dutt told FOX 26.