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Top Stories of the Week: The Tomas Satoransky and Bradley Beal backcourt is thriving in the new year

The Wizards guards make sure that #EVERYBODYEATS in the new year.

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Tomas Satoransky and Bradley Beal continue to impress despite an otherwise disappointing season for the Washington Wizards.
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This past week, the Wizards played four games. They won three of them , including two straight against rising Eastern Conference teams like the Philadelphia 76ers last Wednesday after losing to them the night before and the Milwaukee Bucks on Friday. They even blew out the Oklahoma City Thunder last Sunday and kept Russell Westbrook in check!

At the end of the day, Washington is 18-25 and 10th in the Eastern Conference. They are also 4-2 so far in January so ... maybe this is a trend?

Tomas Satoransky makes sure that Everybody Eats, even himself!

The Wizards point guard has proven to be the catalyst that Washington desperately needs. Haley O’Shaughnessy wrote a column on The Ringer that he is “the ultimate glue guy.” In that Column, Beal went one step further saying that Sato needs to be “The NUMBER ONE GUY.” Emphasis is mine.

Over this month, Satoransky is averaging 11 points, 6.2 rebounds, and 6.2 assists a game while shooting 50 percent from the field, nearly 50 percent from three, and leading the Wizards to their best stretch of the season. He had his best game on Friday against the Bucks when he had his first triple doubles (18 points, 12 rebounds, 10 assists). You can watch his highlights above.

Satoransky is in the last year of his contract and teams around the league will want to sign him to a deal. But the Wizards are trying to get him to sign an extension early. Hopefully this gets done pretty soon!

Bradley Beal is playing the best basketball of his career

This month, Beal is averaging 29.3 points and 5.5 assists a game while shooting 48.5 percent from the field and 42.3 precent from three. Beal is even making nearly 90 percent of his free throws! And as Ben Standig of NBC Sports Washington notes, Beal isn’t just playing some of the best basketball in his career. He’s on par with the best guards in the NBA!

So far, Beal has shot and scored rather consistently all season long. But his three point shooting efficiency lagged behind until this month.


Can the Wizards keep this up?

I sure hope so. The Wizards host the Raptors tomorrow afternoon while a winter storm pounds the D.C. area. Please get that win streak to three and let’s make sure that everybody keeps eating!

Enjoy the rest of your weekends everyone.