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Tomas Satoransky
Tomas Satoransky
Position: G
Born: 10/30/91
Height: 6-7 / 2.01
Weight:198 lbs. / 89.8 kg.
Salary: $10,000,000
Yossi Gozlan: The Pelicans ended up operating over the cap after clearing a lot of money in their trade with the Memphis Grizzlies. While they couldn’t get an All-Star caliber player with their flexibility, they might have better fits on their team now that they have more shooting to surround Williamson. They could be primed for a significant in-season trade with many young players, draft picks and tradeable salaries in their arsenal. Satoransky and Josh Hart could be particularly expendable due to New Orleans’ glut of guards, with Hart being an intriguing name to keep an eye on due to his unique salary structure.
The Czech star also admitted that he left Chicago with a bittersweet feeling, saying that he didn’t get a farewell he expected from the Bulls general manager Arturas Karnisovas. “It was tense. You’re in the city for two years, you fight for them, you live for the team – and then you receive a text from general manager Karnisovas which says, “Thanks for your time in Chicago,” Satoransky told. “That was the only thing I got from him. But I’m not angry; you can’t be emotional at that moment. But when one thinks about it… after two years of hard work, it’s actually brutal,” he added.
Tomas Satoransky will likely never forget the cross-continent trip he made from Asia to Europe in early August for at least two reasons: It marked the end of a fulfilling stay for him in Tokyo at the Olympics, where Satoransky proudly represented the Czech Republic in men’s basketball. The flight was also when the 6-foot-7 guard learned he’d been traded to New Orleans. “The timing wasn’t the best, because I was on the way (home to Prague), through Paris,” Satoransky said Monday morning. “When I landed, I knew the trade (happened).”
Although the circumstances behind being notified of the deal were highly unusual, the 29-year-old quickly began looking forward to joining his third different NBA franchise, where he’ll be very familiar with at least two Pelicans players, Willy Hernangomez and Garrett Temple, the latter a teammate last season in Chicago. “I was very excited,” Satoransky said of coming to New Orleans. “I think it’s a great, young team. I’ve heard the best about the organization. Very, very excited to be around a team that has so much potential.”
“In my five years in the NBA, I think I’ve shown people I know how to play with different lineups,” Satoransky said. “I can adjust a lot to whatever the team needs me to do. I always find pride in playing very hard every day, playing hard on defense and offense, and being a team player. I always try to improve the teammates that I’m playing around, always getting them involved and trying to make them better… I always take pride in my teammates liking to share the floor with me.”