Tomas Satoransky says he “didn’t mind” that the Washington Wizards didn't match the Chicago Bulls' offer sheet for him.
Satoransky agreed to a three-year, $30 million contract with the Bulls. Chicago and the Wizards completed a sign-and-trade deal. Washington acquired multiple second-round picks from the Bulls.
“I didn’t mind that they didn’t match this,” Satoransky told Fred Katz of The Athletic. “To be honest, I really wasn’t pissed at all. … I kinda felt that that’s what I wanted: To be somewhere, to try a new organization, new situation, new city, because in my years with the Wizards, everyone was good to me. Everyone was cool. I cannot say bad words about a lot of people. But I always felt like, for me, it was always harder than for others. I had to always keep proving (myself) to people. And I always felt like, ‘Man, I’ve done enough to have that.’ So, I felt this needs a new start.”
Tomas Satoransky averaged 8.9 points, 3.5 rebounds and 5.0 assists last season in Washington while shooting 48.5 percent from the field, 39.5 percent from beyond the arc and 81.9 percent from the free-throw line.
Satoransky is going to push Kris Dunn and rookie Coby White in practice. The Bulls are expected to start Dunn, while White will be Dunn’s primary backup. Satoransky can play point guard and shooting guard for the Bulls.