HoopsHype Tomas Satoransky rumors

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Before the Washington Wizards traded away the No. 46 pick in Thursday’s NBA Draft, they received word that their last second-round selection — Czech guard Tomas Satoransky, who was chosen with the 32nd pick in 2012 — will remain overseas after signing a multi-year deal with FC Barcelona of the Spanish league. After playing with the Wizards summer league in 2012, Satoransky returned to international competition and has remained there, playing in Spain for what’s believed to be a more lucrative contract than what he would earn on a rookie scale deal. Washington Post

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Yet Wizards president Ernie Grunfeld did indeed receive a query regarding the 2012 second-round selection's availability for the upcoming Las Vegas Summer League. The 6-foot-7 Satoransky, a member of the Czech National team along with ex-Wizard Jan Vesely, spent the past season playing professionally in Spain. "We hope to have him for summer league and talk to him," Grunfeld said. "He had a very good year over in Spain. He's one of the best players in the ACB [league] and [his team is] still in the playoffs." CSNWashington.com

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Satoransky, a 6-7 shooting guard, has played for the Czech Republic national team and most recently in Spain professionally. Summer league play tips off July 11 at the Thomas and Mack Center on the campus of the University of Nevada Las Vegas and a tournament-style format will be utilized for the second year in a row. The Wizards won't make his addition to the summer league roster official anytime soon, but CSN Washington has confirmed that the team has asked him to attend. CSNWashington.com

October 13, 2013 Updates

Will this be your last season in the ACB because the NBA is waiting for you? Tomas Satoransky: I don't know, this summer there was talk that I was going there (smiles) and look: I'm here. Now I can't say anything, I'm focused on playing with Cajasol. Would I like to play in the NBA? Sure, but I have time to go there. I would like to play in the Euroleague too, but those are things for the future. I have to play well with Cajasol first. Encestando

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Lukas Kuba: After a couple days of working out in DC, Wizards FO made it clear to #Satoransky that he should stay in Europe for another season. That decision, says Tomas, made him a bit sad -- he wanted to play for the Wiz next season because of this decision, Cajasol Seville didn't want him playing Summer League 2013. Twitter

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Satoransky has some talent and considerable athleticism, but the Wizards still intend to stick to their plan of stashing the second-round pick in Europe next season, according to a league source with knowledge of the team’s thinking. Satoransky would have needed a spectacular performance to change the original plan. In five summer league games, the 6-foot-7 Satoransky didn’t overwhelm anyone. He averaged just 4.4 points and 1.8 assists and shot just 37.5 percent (6 of 16) from the floor while backing up Shelvin Mack. Washington Post

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Wizards draftee Tomas Satoransky won't leave Spain next season: "Of course I will stay in Seville. I've talked with my agents, and we've decided that I love Seville and the way the club treats me." Diario de Sevilla

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“He can stay there and he’s playing in the best league in Europe,” said Grunfeld. “We’re hoping he can develop with the proper coaching he’s getting over there and the proper minutes.” Washington Post

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