Washington Wizards head coach Scott Brooks is looking to find minutes for his backup point guard Tomas Satoransky after the Czech international posted a season-high 13 points in a 125-118 win over the L.A. Clippers on Tuesday night.
Satoransky has been confined to limited minutes, as starter John Wall gets the bulk of playing time on a nightly basis.
“His passion, it overflows, and you see it… I’m finding him minutes,” Scott Brooks said of Satoransky, according to Fred Katz of The Athletic. “I don’t care. I’m finding him minutes. He deserves it… I’m slow. It took me 15 games to figure that out. He’s earned it. He’s playing.”
The 27-year-old has shot the ball at 50 percent or better during his last five games and it hasn't been any more evident this season than after a season-high 24-minute stint off the bench, which saw him snare seven rebounds, dish out three assists, and come up with three steals and a block.
Tomas Satoransky has proven to deliver the full platter when given playing time and his size at 6-foot-7 allows him to play off the ball — giving him another dimension and a chance to play at either backcourt position with ease.
Sato has earned the playing time, somehow managing to shoot a stud-like 51. 4 percent from the floor this month while getting very limited minutes (13.2 per game), unable to catch much of a rhythm during his brief time on the court.
The Wizards will need to build from this rousing win over the Clippers, who were knocked out from a three-way tie for the best record in the league after Tuesday's loss to Washington. Time will tell how much of a role Tomas Satoransky plays in it.