Washington Wizards Rumors
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.
Toure’ Murry, who spent five games with the Wizards last season on a 10-day contract and joined them for the Las Vegas Summer League, will return on a non-guaranteed deal for training camp next month, CSNmidatlantic.com was told by a person with knowledge of the situation.
Leonsis is weighing whether to build a glitzy Wizards basketball practice facility on the site of the former St. Elizabeths Hospital, a mostly vacant campus in Southeast D.C. that is considered one of the District’s largest redevelopment opportunities.
Boe said Leonsis expects to make a selection next month, which could mean the facility would be under construction by the next summer, when NBA teams go to the free agent market looking for talent. Among the players that might be available is four-time NBA scoring champion Kevin Durant, a native of Seat Pleasant — seven miles from St. Elizabeths — whom the Wizards are hotly pursuing. “It’s a huge recruiting tool for free agents. This is where the players go to to work every day,” Boe said.
Marc J. Spears: Kings free agent center Ryan Hollins is getting interest from Sacramento, Washington & the Clippers, a source said.