Bulls agree with Tomas Satoransky on 3-year, $30 million deal in sign-and-trade with Wizards
The Chicago Bulls have agreed to a sign-and-trade with the Washington Wizards, one that will bring point guard Tomas Satoransky to The Windy City on a three-year, $30 million deal, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.
Satoransky started 54 games for the Wizards last season in the midst of John Wall’s season-ending injury, boasting the potential the Bulls have been waiting in their search for a starting-caliber point man.
Satoransky will get the chance to start and likely bring a young rookie Coby White under his wing. The 6-foot-7 floor general averaged 8.9 points and 5.0 assists for the season, but his humble numbers are misleading when it comes to his ability.
The Czech has been relied on as a capable second unit playmaker and one that has played in a three-guard lineup alongside Wall and Bradley Beal, due to his size, length, and ability to play off the ball with ease.
Satoransky averaged 11 points and seven assists per game since Wall went down with his injury, facilitating for Beal and allowing him to have an All-Star-caliber season, despite falling short of the playoffs.
The Bulls have been iffy on Kris Dunn as their starting point man, and if convinced Satoransky is their go-to option, it’s likely they could look for ways to trade him this offseason.
Dunn is going into his fourth year in the league and has proven to be a capable defender with his long wingspan. He averaged 11.3 points and 6.0 assists last season under new coach Jim Boylen.
According to ESPN Insider Bobby Marks, Chicago now has the ability to create $10.5-$11 million in cap room to acquire Satoransky. The Bulls could do so by waiving Shaquille Harrison, Walter Lemon Jr. and renouncing their rights to Ryan Arcidiacono to create additional flexibility.