Report: Tomas Satoransky will play, Tim Frazier out vs. Knicks
The Washington Wizards will have point guard Tomas Satoransky available after he got three stitches in his head, following a hard collision with Chicago Bulls forward Bobby Portis on Saturday, according to Candace Buckner of The Washington Post. Backup point man Tim Frazier was ruled out for tonight’s tilt against the New York Knicks after suffering a nasal fracture during the same game.
Satoransky is coming off a career-high game, scoring 25 points and replacing All-Star point guard John Wall, who is out for several more weeks with a knee injury.
The 6-foot-7 point man was clicking on all cylinders and remained in the game after a quick exit, landing on his shoulder and bouncing the back of his head against the hardwood due to the collision, which caused Portis’ ejection.
“It’s not often that you can win a game on the road and our All-Star guard didn’t have a good game — 0 for 7 from 3,” Washington coach Scott Brooks said, according to The Associated Press. “Tomas was on fire, played a great game, made a lot of plays for us.
“He’s really developing. He’s tough, he’s competitive and he makes good plays for us.”
Satoransky’s health happens to be the best news the Wizards could receive heading into the break, as the front office had been seriously considering signing floor general Ty Lawson after a stint in the Chinese Basketball League after their depth at point guard was put in question.
An entire week should prove enough for both guards to fully heal from their injuries, as they head into the break with momentum.