If there’s one theme that’s emerged through the opening days of Wizards training camp, it’s that there are a lot of people excited about rookie Tomas Satoransky.
As Michael Sykes noted at Media Day, several players on the team were impressed with his athleticism. Chris Miller and J. Michael of CSN Mid-Atlantic also had plenty of good things to say about what they’ve heard from players on the roster and how he’s already earning their respect with his play. Jarell Eddie talked to Candace Buckner of the Washington Post about how well he’s transitioning to the NBA game:
“I feel like his basketball I.Q. is so high that it’s easy for him to make the transition from Europe,” said Jarell Eddie, who has been matched with Satoransky on the same team during the early days of Wizards training camp at Siegel Center on the campus of Virginia Commonwealth University. “Along with his athleticism and his energy out there on the floor, he’s looked great.”
Of course, you’re not going to hear guys trash one of their teammates, especially this early in the season. But even still, players and media alike seem to be impressed with what Tomas Satoransky can do right now rather than talking about his potential, and that’s a key difference.
We’ll have to wait until next week to see just how well Satoransky can handle the challenges of the NBA game, but yeah just go ahead and hop on the bandwagon. Besides, we all know Satoransky came to America because he ran out of people to dunk on in Europe.