HoopsHype Tomas Satoransky rumors


June 29, 2012 Updates

“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

Wizards President Ernie Grunfeld said in all likelihood Satoransky would remain in Europe to develop his game and ideally join Washington in a few years. “This is a very good prospect we’re talking about,” Grunfeld said. “A prospect for down the road, and he’s playing in the highest league in Europe, and we hope he develops and plays instead of just sitting on the bench and not getting any playing time.” Washington Post

June 28, 2012 Updates

Adrian Wojnarowski: Satoransky is a talented, young 6-7 Czech point guard. He'll likely stay in Spain for another season before joining the NBA. Twitter

June 27, 2012 Updates

Tomas Satoransky, the shooting guard from the Czech Republic likely headed for the second round, has an option, but no buyout, to get out of the contract with his Spanish team this summer. But if returns to what most rate as the second-best league in the world, it’s with a contract for two seasons and a buyout after 2012-13. “I would like to play in the NBA next year, but I wouldn’t be against the option to stay one more year in Europe,” he said. “I think the basketball there is at a pretty good level, especially if you are on a team that plays Euroleague. I think it makes you stronger.” NBA.com

June 22, 2012 Updates

Tomas Satoransky will return to Seville. The point guard wants to keep growing in the ACB before jumping to the NBA. Diario de Sevilla

June 20, 2012 Updates
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Adrian Wojnarowski: Czech 6-7 point guard Tomas Satoransky will remain in the 2012 NBA Draft, source tells Y! Sports. He's moved up charts into early 2nd range. Twitter

So the only players we're really looking at are the international players who are younger than 22 years old. This year 17 international players declared early for the 2012 NBA draft. As of Sunday night, only one international player, Turkey's Furkan Aldemir, was confirmed to be staying in the draft. Aldemir is a likely second-round selection. Sources say that France's Evan Fournier is also very likely to stay in the draft, as well. Fournier is projected to be a mid to late first-round pick. A few others including Tomas Satoransky, Josep Franch and Tornike Shengelia might also stay. However, at this point, they don't look like they have a serious shot at the first round. ESPN.com

The Warriors have four picks (Nos. 7, 30, 35 and 52) and have been open about not wanting to add four rookies to a roster that will include at least three second-year players. Satoransky could prove to be a perfect draft-and-stash option for the Warriors, who could use one of their second-round picks on him and continue his development overseas for a year or two. San Francisco Chronicle

June 16, 2012 Updates
June 15, 2012 Updates

What details interest the team honchos? Tomas Satoransky: Well, it’s very detailed. At first, I described my family, what they do, where they work or how serious the relationship I have with my girlfriend. They wanted me to describe the development of my career as well, how I’d see myself in the NBA, what are my strengths and weaknesses, how I could help their team or what player I’m similar to with my style of play. And, if I ever had some problems with alcohol, too. What did you answer (about the alcohol)? Tomas Satoransky: That I’m Czech, but I didn’t have any. {laughs} Truth About It

June 12, 2012 Updates

Tomas Satoransky left scouts less than impressed with his performance in the first game yesterday, and his slightly better performance in his second game here will apparently be the last impression he leaves in Treviso. Satoransky has left the event to make the trip across the Atlantic in anticipation of his workouts with NBA teams, registering a DNP in the first game of day two. In his time here, he struggled to get to the rim off the bounce, did not shoot the ball very well, and does not appear to have improved significantly since last season, but remains an intriguing talent thanks to his feel for the game and raw athleticism, as evidenced by his strong showing in the athleticism testing. DraftExpress.com

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