THE HAGUE - Australian tennis hothead Nick Kyrgios will skip next year's Rotterdam Open to play an NBA basketball event, organisers said, questioning whether he was "100 percent motivated" after an on-court meltdown in Shanghai. Kyrgios was due to appear at the ATP 500 Rotterdam in February but organisers released him from his contract so he can play the NBA All Star Weekend in New Orleans. It comes after Kyrgios was fined and received a three-week ban – rising to eight weeks if he doesn't seek help to curb his temper – for giving up on points, swearing and arguing with fans and the chair umpire in Shanghai. "We could hold him to his word, but we think it does not make sense to put him on as he is not 100 percent motivated," tournament director and former player Richard Krajicek said.