July 17, 2012; Las Vegas, NV, USA; Washington Wizards player Tomas Satoransky (14) goes for the ball as Memphis Grizzlies player Tony Wroten (8) looks on in the game at Cox Pavilion. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-US PRESSWIRE
In news that should not be a surprise, the Washington Wizards will stash Tomas Satoransky overseas next season, according to Michael Lee of the Washington Post. This was always the plan, and honestly, the only thing that I found to be especially new in that report was the idea that Satoransky himself wanted to show enough to convince the team to change their plan.
Tomas Satoransky participated in the NBA summer league in Las Vegas to show his gratitude to the Wizards for selecting him 32nd overall. But he also hoped to convince them to let him join the team a little earlier than expected.
Satoransky has some talent and considerable athleticism, but the Wizards still intend to stick to their plan of stashing the second-round pick in Europe next season, according to a league source with knowledge of the team’s thinking.
Satoransky will therefore return to be the backup point guard for Cajasol Sevilla. Last year, his team finished seventh out of 18 clubs in the ACB, the top league in Spain. He is under contract there for two more years, but has the option to get out of it to go to the NBA both times.
This is probably the right move for all involved. The Wizards preserve a roster spot, and Satoransky gets to expand his game in a more comfortable setting.