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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.
Satoransky is now entering the second and final year of his contract with FC Barcelona in the Spanish League. He has started 42 of 71 games for Barcelona, one of the top clubs in the second-best league in the world, at point guard last season, averaging 8.1 points and 3.3 assists in 20.3 minutes. He shot 54.2 percent from the floor, including 43.5 percent from beyond the arc, and 83.9 percent from the free throw line. Satoransky figures to become John Wall’s primary backup. Wall’s current backup, Ramon Sessions, is in the final year of his contract.
After several years of will-he or won’t-he with Tomas Satoransky, the Wizards expect that he’ll finally join them after he completes the second and final year of his contract with Barcelona this season.
The Wizards visited Satoransky, a 6-7 combo guard from the Czech Republic who was taken in the second round of the 2012 NBA draft, in the past week, CSNmidatlantic.com has confirmed. When their roster turns over in 2016 with anywhere from 7-10 spots open pending what they do with their own free agents, the Wizards still will have a solid core waiting with John Wall, Bradley Beal, Marcin Gortat, Otto Porter and Kelly Oubre under contract.
According to a person with knowledge of the situation, Satoransky has told the Wizards that he intends to be here.