The Chicago Bulls continue to build an extremely solid young core, setting themselves up nicely for the future and now adding to it. One position that has been lacking in recent years has been point guard, as the Bulls have struggled to find their franchise floor general.
Now the Bulls have made a move that should bolster their backcourt. According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, the Bulls and Washington Wizards are completing a sign-and-trade deal that would send Tomas Satoransky to Chicago. Satoranksy will sign a three-year deal with Chicago.
Chicago has reached agreement on a sign-and-trade with Washington for guard Tomas Satoransky, league sources tell ESPN. Bulls are signing Satoransky to a three-year deal, league sources tell ESPN.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) July 1, 2019
Chicago Tribune’s K.C. Johnson reports that the Bulls will send a future second-round pick in return along with a possible swap down the road.
The Bulls are sending a 2020 2nd round pick and the rights to swap a future 2nd round pick in the Satoransky deal, per source.
— K.C. Johnson (@KCJHoop) July 1, 2019
Though maybe not the flashiest name coming available this summer, Tomas Satoransky is a crafty point guard capable of running an offense in spurts. While Satoransky shouldn’t be the Bulls’ long-term answer at point guard, he will likely come in and compete for minutes with rookie Coby White right away.
What makes Satoransky valuable to teams is his versatility, and this was on full display last season in Washington. Satoransky was like a swiss-army knife for the Wizards, playing all three guard positions and filling in admirably for John Wall after he tore his Achilles.
Satoranksy will now join a group of guards in Chicago hoping to match the potential of their big-man tandem. Zach LaVine has been an explosive scorer from the 2 guard spot but the Bulls have continued to search for the proper point guard to pair him with. With a pass-first mentality and the ability to play make for others, Satoransky may just be their ideal floor general moving forwad.