Washington Wizards Rumors
Washington Wizards President Ernie Grunfeld announced today that the team has signed guard Tomas Satoransky. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed. “We are very pleased to be able to bring Tomas to the organization after monitoring his development overseas for the last several years,” said Grunfeld. “He will provide energy and athleticism at both guard positions, giving us more depth and versatility in the backcourt.”
“He’s a perfect fit,” Crowder said. “That’s what we were telling him. He had Washington and some other teams looking at him, but we beat them four times this year. You don’t want to go there. We play through our bigs, and a lot of teams don’t play through their bigs — they post them up and give them the ball. Our bigs, like he did in Atlanta, he makes the play. We were explaining our basketball terminology to him, and how ours will fit right in with (his) game. It’s going to mesh. Most guys have to blend in and fit in, but it’s going to be automatically just there. The style he plays, that’s what we reiterated to him: The way we play fits you so well. We need you. You need us. Let’s make it happen.”
The decision on what to do with Jarell Eddie’s non-guaranteed contract will be delayed after both sides agreed to “push” the date to the start of the regular season, league sources told CSNmidatlantic.com on Friday. Eddie, a 6-7 guard who has shown well at summer league, is due to make $980,000 in his second season with the Wizards if he’s deal was guaranteed by the original deadline today.
Marcin Gortat is the starting center. Multiple league sources, as late as Friday night, told CSNmidatlantic.om that it’s not in the cards to make a move with the 6-11 center because of Ian Mahinmi’s signing (four years, $64 million). Of course, it’s never safe to say never but as for now that appears to be the case.
Danuel House’s stellar play at summer league has earned him a partial guarantee to attend training camp for the Wizards, league sources tell CSNmidatlantic.com. House will join other undrafted rookies with partial guarantees, Sheldon McClellan and Daniel Ochefu, at camp that begins in late September as they battle for the final roster spots going into the 2016-17 season. A partial guarantee basically means money to come to training camp and doesn’t come with the promise of a roster spot which should make for a fierce competition.