Satoransky played two years with the Spanish club before leaving for the NBA in 2016. Barkas adds that there was also interest from Anadolu Efes, the back-to-back EuroLeague champs.
The 30-year-old guard was selected by the Wizards with the 32nd pick in the 2012 draft. He played three seasons with the team after leaving Europe and was sent to the Bulls in a sign-and-trade in the summer of 2019. Chicago shipped him to the Pelicans last summer as part of the package for Lonzo Ball, and he was traded to Spurs at this year’s deadline but appeared in just one game before being waived. He returned to the Wizards at the end of February.
The Czech native played 388 games over six NBA seasons, averaging 6.9 points, 2.9 rebounds and 4.1 assists.
FC Barcelona is traditionally one of the top teams in the EuroLeague, but lost to Real Madrid this year in both the Final Four semifinals and ACB finals. According to Barkas, Satoransky is expected to be joined by another former Wizard, Jan Vesely, whom Washington selected with the sixth pick in the 2011 draft.