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Is Tomas Satoransky really a Wizards point guard for the future?

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John Wall is out, perhaps for all of next season. But are the Wizards convinced that Tomas Satoransky can fit into Washington’s plans?

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Tomas Satoransky once again showed that he is capable of being a formidable option at point guard for an NBA team. But will he really remain on the roster next season now that he is in free agency?
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Tomas Satoransky has shown that he is a good point guard. He started 84 games in each of the last two seasons, mostly when John Wall was out due to various injuries to his knee and now his heel. Satoransky will be a free agent this offseason where he will likely look to earn a higher salary.

Wall is out due to a ruptured Achilles tendon and will sit out most, if not all of the 2019-20 season. From this standpoint, it’s reasonable to assume that Satoransky will be the starting point guard for the foreseeable future.

However, the Wizards have look at other options than Satoransky in the past, in particular when it came to looking for other options at the point guard position. They signed multiple point guards like Trey Burke, Brandon Jennings and Ty Lawson in the past two seasons to serve as the primary backup. Perhaps head coach Scott Brooks prefers a point guard with more of a shoot-first mentality than Satoransky prefers.

But according to Ben Standig of NBC Sports Washington, rookie Troy Brown may also be viewed as a more viable option at the point guard position than Satoransky. After all, Brown is on a rookie scale contract. But also, there are other teams that may covet efficiency more than the Wizards. Efficiency happens to be Sato’s strongest suit.

Is there a permanent role there for Satoransky? And how much of a salary should he get? Standig says $7 to $10 million per year appears to be a fair offer. But is that a figure Washington can afford given their hardships with salary? Let us know in the comments below.