A couple of months after he was drafted 32nd in the 2012 draft, Tomas Satoransky was honest: He was not ready to play in the NBA.
He believes he is now. And so do the Washington Wizards, who have reached a deal to bring him stateside, reports Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical at Yahoo Sports.
Satoransky is a tall combo guard who spent the last couple seasons playing for FC Barcelona in Spain. He’s got game. Here is how PBT’s own Brett Pollakoff described his play after seeing him first hand at the Adidas Eurocamp before he was drafted:
“Satoransky ran the point and played off the ball equally well, and whipped the ball around the perimeter with confidence, always looking to create the best shot for his teammates. When it was his turn to score, he showcased a smooth stroke from the outside, and was able to put the ball on the floor and finish in traffic, as well.”
It will be interesting to see how that translates to the NBA, and how Scott Brooks chooses to use him. Can Satoransky and Trey Burke serve as the backup ball handlers with the second unit behind John Wall?
It looks like we will find out next season.