The Wizards’ long wait to bring over their second round pick from the 2012 draft is finally over. Tomas Satoranksy has agreed to a three year, $9 million deal according to multiple reports:
Sources: Tomas Satoransky, a 6-foot-7 European guard, has agreed to a deal with the Washington Wizards. He was the 32nd pick in 2012 Draft.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojVerticalNBA) July 3, 2016
Satoransky deal will come in at three years, $9M, I've been told. https://t.co/Q2vXMnSNbg— Jeff Zillgitt (@JeffZillgitt) July 3, 2016
Can also say that 3/9 deal for Satoransky with the Wizards has no options. Really good value contract for them in inflated cap environment.— Tim Bontemps (@TimBontemps) July 3, 2016
Because it’s been four years since the Wizards drafted Satoransky, he’s no longer bound by the rookie scale limits that usually apply to second round picks, hence why he was able to sign a bigger deal.
While it will be hard for Satoransky to ever match the production of some of the players who were drafted after in him in that draft (Draymond Green, Jae Crowder, Khris Middleton) he has a chance to be a very useful piece off the bench right away for the Wizards.
For more on Satoransky and how he can help the Wizards, read Ben Becker’s interview with Fran Fraschilla of ESPN on his performance in Europe.