Earlier today, we passed along a report detailing the Wizards‘ interest in locking up Otto Porter to a long-term deal, despite the fact that the two sides didn’t work anything out before this week’s rookie scale extension deadline. We have several more items out of the Southeast to round up, including a couple other Wizards-related notes, so let’s dive in…
- After signing one of the more lucrative deals this offseason for a draft-and-stash prospect, Wizards guard Tomas Satoransky hasn’t seen much action out of the gate for his new team. As J. Michael of CSNMidAtlantic.com details though, head coach Scott Brooks‘ tone suggests it’s a matter of when – not if – Satoransky gets a longer look.
- After being selected in the first round of the 2012 draft by the Magic, Andrew Nicholson never developed into a core piece in Orlando, but he’s gotten a fresh start with the Wizards and is enjoying the fit in D.C., writes Mike Ganter of The Toronto Sun.
- The Heat have made some savvy lower-profile moves over the last couple summers that could pay dividends, according to Barry Jackson of The Miami Herald, who points to team-friendly deals for Josh Richardson, Rodney McGruder, and Luke Babbitt as nice assets for the club.
- Magic center Nikola Vucevic, who has blossomed into a productive NBA player during his time in Orlando, occasionally wonders how his career would have played out if he hadn’t been dealt by the Sixers, says Keith Pompey of The Philadelphia Inquirer. “You never know what could have happened,” Vucevic said. “I got traded. It worked out for me great.”