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Washington trying to sign Tomas Satoransky to extension

The Washington Wizards are making a serious push at signing Tomas Satoransky to a contract extension, according to a report from Chase Hughes of NBC Sports.

The Wizards are making a push to sign Satoransky to a contract extension and the two sides have begun preliminary talks.

Satoransky, now 27 years of age, will be eligible for restricted free agency this summer. The Wizards seem to like his progression, and they’d like to reward him for it. He could receive offers from other teams, but Washington is hoping to lock him up before he hits the open market.

According to NBC Sports, there is a mutual interest between Satoransky and the Wizards to complete such an extension. And with John Wall ruled out for the remainder of this season due to left heel surgery, Satoransky could help sure up their point guard depth.

The Wizards also have motivation to re-sign Satoransky given their cap situation. They are due to pay the luxury tax and will not have much money outside of exceptions to bring in new players for next season.

In his 41 appearances with the Wizards this season, Satoransky has racked up averages of 7.0 points on 49.5 percent shooting from the field (39.7 percent from beyond the arc), 3.1 assists, 2.4 rebounds and just under one steal (0.8) in 21.6 minutes per outing.

Though his teammates have dealt with several ailments throughout this season, Satoransky hasn’t missed a single game due to injury. That kind of durability is needed over the course of an 82-game regular season.

The Wizards (16-25 and 4th in the Southeast Division standings) will be back in action on Wednesday night, when they’ll welcome the Philadelphia 76ers to town. Tip-off inside Capital One Arena is set for 7:00 p.m. ET.