The Wizards have decided to make a multiyear guaranteed offer to draft-and-stash prospect Tomas Satoransky, sources tell Nikos Varlas of Eurohoops.net. Washington can’t formally present a contract to the Czech combo guard until July, but it appears the team is eager to finally bring the 32nd pick from the 2012 draft to the NBA.
The buyout attached to Satoransky’s contract with Barcelona of Spain is $1.5MM, Varlas notes. That exceeds the $650K that the Wizards can pay toward a buyout without it counting against the cap. The rest would go in the form of a signing bonus spread over the life of the contract in proportion to the percentage of salary guaranteed each year. Jorge Castillo of The Washington Post heard earlier this year that the Wizards would likely sign the 24-year-old to a two-year deal with a team option on the second season if they were to bring him stateside this summer, so in that structure, the entire bonus would hit the cap for this coming season. Varlas’ report suggests multiple seasons will be guaranteed, in which case the cap hit for the bonus would come in season-by-season increments.
Regardless, the addition of Satoransky would give Washington another young player to develop behind backcourt mainstays John Wall and, presuming he re-signs, Bradley Beal. The 6’6″ Satoransky averaged 9.5 points in 24.0 minutes per game with 38.8% 3-point shooting for his Spanish team this past season, and the year before he shot 43.5% from behind the arc.