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Tomas Satoransky’s return makes next Wednesday’s Wizards vs. Bulls game very important

The Washington Wizards will play the Chicago Bulls on Wednesday, Dec. 18. It will be a bigger game than some may think with the return of Tomas Satoransky.

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Tomas Satoransky is ready to EAT against the Washington Wizards on Dec. 18. That’s enough reason for you to want tickets for this game.
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On Wednesday, Dec. 18, the Washington Wizards will host the Chicago Bulls at Capital One Arena. It will be a very important (and even special!) game for these reasons.

  • Tomas Satoransky returns to D.C. — The Wizards already welcomed back Otto Porter after he was traded to Chicago last season but he’s out due to a foot injury. However, Satoransky signed with the Bulls in free agency, joining his fellow “Everybody Eats” disciple. The two are known for their efficient style of play and weren’t Scott Brooks favorites. Now that he found greener pastures in the Windy City as their starting point guard, he’ll have a chance to EAT at Washington’s expense.
  • The Wizards are still letting EVERYBODY EAT! — I know, Brooks likes ball hungry point guards instead of give-and-go players like Satoransky. However, Washington averages 308 passes and a whopping 28.2 assists per game, fourth and second in the NBA, respectively. The Bulls only average 289.2 passes (14th) and 23.3 assists (23rd) per game. Yes, the Wizards play at the second fastest pace in the NBA while the Bulls are 12th, but I’d like to say that the Wizards are making everyone eat a little better than when Sato was running the point last season.
  • Sato deserves our appreciation — I know that Satoransky was a divisive figure in the Wizards fan base, simply because he was the Wizards starting point guard when John Wall got injured over the last couple seasons ... and the “Everybody Eats” thing. Still, he held the fort admirably for us and kept Washington in the playoff picture during the 2017-18 season. He really deserves a big “Moc děkuji!” for his time in D.C.
  • Seats are available for a too-good-to-be-true price — The Wizards are struggling getting butts in seats for each and every game. You can also find many seats for well under season ticket holder rates. 400 level seats are often under $10 per seat and 100 level seats are often under $50 each. These rates aren’t going to last forever, especially heading to next Wednesday. Click here or on the link below to find what’s available from StubHub today.

We will have our standard game preview next Tuesday, Dec. 17, when we get closer to the Bulls game. But once again, get some tickets and watch a Wizards game, especially with the upcoming return of one of their recent alumni!

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