Contractual issues could hold up Satoransky

Contractual issues could hold up Satoransky
June 26, 2013, 8:15 am
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Grunfeld: Injured prospects make draft intriguing

Tomas Satoransky, a 6-7 guard drafted by the Wizards in the second round last year, is coming to train with the team in the off-season but might not be available for summer league play.

Satoransky spent 2012-13 playing in Spain’s ACB, the top league in the world behind the NBA.  For Sevilla, he averaged 12.5 points, 4.2 assists, 3.2 rebounds and shot 47% from the field in 33 appearances.

He played for the Wizards in the summer league last year. This year’s version in Las Vegas will be played July 12-22 with a tournament format.

“He had a very good year playing in the ACB last year. … He has a contractual situation right now that he’s dealing with,” Wizards president Ernie Grunfeld said. “He has a contract to play in Sevilla for one more year. We’ll see how that gets resolved. It probably should get resolved in the next couple weeks. … After that we’ll get a better feel.”

Although Satoransky, 21, might not be at summer league or on the roster for the regular season, the Czech will be at Verizon Center this summer. He has to take better care of the ball, averaging more than three turnovers per game in

“He’s going to be here working out with us also,” Grunfeld said. “We’ll have real close contact with him. We’ll see where that takes us.”

If the Wizards were to make their three draft picks Thursday, they'd have 13 players under contract provided Emeka Okafor and Trevor Ariza exercise their options to stay with the team and Garrett Temple is retained as expected. 


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