Bobby Marks: The contracts for Thaddeus Young ($14.2M) and Tomas Satoransky ($10M) are now guaranteed. The Bulls have $96.3M in guaranteed contracts but are technically over the cap because of the $20.2M Lauri Markkanen cap hold.
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Tomas Satoransky: First of all, thank you #DCFamily, my teammates, fans and all supporters for the last 3 years in the capital city. I appreciate it a lot ❤ But a new chapter is here and I am so excited and proud to be a part of #chicagobulls. Can’t wait to be on a court at United Center!
KC Johnson: The Bulls are sending a 2020 2nd round pick and the rights to swap a future 2nd round pick in the Satoransky deal, per source.
Adrian Wojnarowski: Tomas Satoransky’s three-year deal with the Bulls: $30M, league sources tell ESPN.
Adrian Wojnarowski: Sources: Washington gets some pick value in sign-and-trade: Chicago eliminates protections on 2023 second-round pick to Washington; Wizards get better of Memphis and Chicago’s 2020 second-round pick; Wiz get right to swap Lakers 2022 second w/ better of Chi/Det. 2022 seconds.
KC Johnson: Just like the Thaddeus Young deal, the 3rd year of Tomas Satoransky’s contract carries some guarantee protection, per sources.
Bobby Marks: Chicago has the ability to create $10.5-$11M in room to acquire Tomas Satoransky with room. The Bulls would need to waive Shaquille Harrison, Walt Lemon Jr. and renounce Ryan Arcidiacano to create additional flexibility.
Adrian Wojnarowski: Chicago has reached agreement on a sign-and-trade with Washington for guard Tomas Satoransky, league sources tell ESPN. Bulls are signing Satoransky to a three-year deal, league sources tell ESPN.
Emiliano Carchia: Tomas Satoransky will sign a three-year contract in the range of $30 million with the Chicago Bulls, a source told Sportando
Chase Hughes: The Wizards hope to re-sign Tomas Satoransky, but have explored acquiring two PGs, I’m told. I can confirm their interest in Quinn Cook, as @Chris Miller reported. @Shams Charania also linked them to Cory Joseph.
It is a great year to be a free agent, but maybe not the best year to be a free agent point guard. The position class is absolutely loaded. Satoransky, though, will still draw plenty of interest and among the teams expected to check in on him are the Mavericks, Pacers, Magic and Celtics, NBC Sports Washington has learned.
The Utah Jazz were also set to pursue Satoransky, but their trade for Mike Conley Jr. has taken them off the list. The Phoenix Suns could also emerge as a suitor, though they are being linked to higher profile free agents at this point.
When NBA free agency begins Sunday evening, the Washington Wizards will have plenty of roster spots to fill. On Wednesday, however, the team checked an item off its to-do list by extending qualifying offers to point guard Tomas Satoransky and center Thomas Bryant.
Chase Hughes: Leonsis waiting until after free agency to name a long-term team president means that interim pres. Tommy Sheppard will make the call on their RFAs on June 30. That means Tomas Satoransky, Thomas Bryant and Bobby Portis.
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September 28, 2021 | 5:08 am EDT Update
Though roughly 90% of NBA players are vaccinated as training camp approaches Tuesday, tension exists between those around the league mandated to be vaccinated and the nearly 40 unvaccinated players, league sources told ESPN.
One general manager told ESPN that the issue of tension between those who are mandated to be vaccinated and those who aren’t “‘just speaks to selfishness run amok. But the NBA is comprised of human beings and we are seeing the same thing in the public at large.”
In some instances, vaccinated staffers say they’re concerned about the health risks of being exposed to unvaccinated players. In others, staffers say they’re upset that players aren’t facing the same vaccine requirements as most team staff and referees. In still others, there’s animosity toward the league itself for not imposing such a mandate.
One vaccinated Western Conference strength and conditioning coach said they’re concerned about a potential breakthrough case that could affect family members. “For me, it’s a problem because my parents are very sick, and I’m in close contact with these guys and I would hate to bring this home and my parents pass away from it,” the coach told ESPN.
Health and safety protocols for vaccinated and unvaccinated players have not yet been finalized, league sources said. But it’s expected, as ESPN previously reported, that unvaccinated players will face more testing and be asked to sit in separate areas of team meetings, team meals, locker rooms, on the team plane and bus.
But a second league source also tied to training staffs noted that many peers “believe the league is prioritizing the athletes’ lives over their own. On the opposite side, some members don’t want to force anyone to vaccinate if they feel uncomfortable with it, but it should be a standard set across the board instead of the league one way and the players the other.”
NBA insiders say they’re not aware of any games being missed because of a reaction to the vaccine. Beal, though, did miss time. His case of COVID cost him a spot in the Olympics and the chance to compete for a gold medal.