July 2, 2012 Satoransky To Skip Vegas Summer League
It was announced today by @luke_mellow, a contributor to TruthAboutIt.net, that Wizards second round pick Tomas Satoransky will not be participating in July’s Vegas Summer League. This is a perplexing decision by Satoransky as even if he had no intentions of coming over to the states for the 2013 season it would still have been nice to get a chance to see what this guy can do against even low-level NBA competition. While Satoransky is still under contract with CB Sevilla, his club team in the Spanish ACB league, he would be allowed to participate in Summer League with the Wizards without having to be bought out of his current contract.
I understand that the Wizards selected Satoransky with the intention of him remaining in Europe for the time being so that his game can become more polished but this is a major disappointment for fans. There was uproar when the pick was made and the best way to get people to put down the pitchforks and stop calling for Ernie’s head for selecting yet another European player who is a project would have been for Satoransky to come over to Vegas and show off why the scout’s are so high on his potential as a player.
The Wizards still want him to be a part of the Summer League roster but as they say it takes two to tango. Hopefully Satoransky has a change of heart between now and the beginning of the Wizards Summer League schedule on July 13th. I, for one, would love to see what this kid is capable of with the ball in his hands.