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The 6-foot-7 guard from Czech Republic has been playing professionally in Spain since 2009 and stayed there when the Wizards selected him with the 32nd pick of the 2012 draft. He signed a two-year contract with FC Barcelona, one of the world’s top teams outside the NBA, in 2014, and the Wizards were hopeful he would be available to them this summer. But the situation got a bit more complicated Monday when Satoransky, 24, signed a four-year contract extension with Barcelona through the 2020 season. “I wanted to stay here,” Satoransky told Spanish media. “When you have the opportunity to get to a club like this, you take it, and when you have the opportunity to continue, you also take it.”
The development does not preclude the possibility of Satoransky joining the Wizards, who had an official visit Satoransky recently, over the next four years as long as a buyout is paid to Barcelona. The Wizards can still sign him this summer, according to a person with knowledge of the situation, with a buyout before the extension kicks in. A two-year contract plus a team option would be the likely deal.
FC Barcelona announced that Tomas Satoransky extended the contract with the team till 2020. The Czech point guard is at his second season with the Spanish team.
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But there is one near certainty: Tomas Satoransky’s arrival. Wizards officials met with Satoransky, 23, earlier this month when his native Czech Republic played against Marcin Gortat’s Polish national team in preparation for the upcoming EuroBasket tournament and Washington expects him to join the team next summer, according to a person with knowledge of the situation.