Coach Jim Boylen confirmed Satoransky will open the season as Chicago's starting point guard, K.C. Johnson of NBC Sports Chicago reports.
This isn't all too surprising. Satoransky, who signed a three-year deal with the Bulls during the offseason, beat out Kris Dunn and rookie Coby White for the starting point guard gig after proving capable in that role with the Wizards last season, posting averages of 10.7 points, 6.2 assists, 4.3 rebounds and 1.1 steals as a starter.
Satoransky will be rested for Friday's preseason game against the Pacers, Darnell Mayberry of The Athletic reports.
The Bulls will rest a number of regulars, including Zach LaVine, Lauri Markkanen, Otto Porter and Thaddeus Young in an effort to preserve them for the regular season, while also allowing some younger players to get extended run.
Satoransky will start Wednesday's preseason game against the Bucks, the Chicago Sun-Times reports.
Chicago went with Kris Dunn in its preseason opener on Monday, but it'll be Satoransky at point guard this time around. It's unclear which of the two holds the upper hand at this point, but Satoransky is likely to be the better fantasy option of the two after emerging as a legitimate, starting-caliber option in Washington last season.
The Bulls acquired Satoransky from the Wizards on Monday as part of a sign-and-trade deal, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports. Satoransky will sign a three-year, $30 million contract, per Wojnarowski.
During his third season in Washington in 2018-19, Satoransky saw his largest role to date after stepping in as the team's starting point guard in December following John Wall's season-ending Achilles' surgery. He averaged 8.9 points, 5.0 assists, 3.5 rebounds and 1.0 steal in 27.1 minutes per contest while shooting a respectable 48.5 percent from the floor and 39.5 percent from distance. With lottery pick Coby White and holdover Kris Dunn representing the Bulls' top options at point guard, Satoransky projects to serve as the team's top reserve on the wing behind starters Zach LaVine and Otto Porter. In return for Satoransky, who was a restricted free agent, the Wizards will have protections removed on the 2023 second-round pick they previously acquired from Chicago. Washington will also receive the better of Memphis and Chicago's 2020 second-round pick along with the right to swap the Lakers' 2022 second-round pick with the better of Chicago and Detroit's 2022 second-round selections.
Satoransky scored 19 points (6-8 FG, 3-3 3Pt, 4-6 FT) and registered four rebounds along with five assists over 28 minutes Tuesday against Boston.
Satoransky had his shot working in the season finale, knocking down all three of his attempts from downtown while also contributing in other categories, such as rebounds and assists. His season will come to an end after averaging 8.7 points, 5.0 assists and 3.5 boards over 79 games.
Satoransky turned in eight points (4-10 FG, 0-3 3Pt), 11 assists, five rebounds and one steal across 37 minutes in the Wizards' 124-106 loss to the Lakers on Tuesday.
Satoransky was far from his sharpest offensively, but he helped make up for it by equaling his highest assist total of March. The 27-year-old has done a solid job filling in for John Wall (heel) in the wake of the latter' season-ending injury, even as his shot has been all over the map of late. Satoransky has impressively drained 50.0 percent or better of his attempts in half of 14 games during the month, but he's also put up a success rate of 40.0 percent or worse in six other contests within March as well.
Satoransky amassed 16 points (5-7 FG, 2-3 3Pt, 4-4 FT), 10 assists, four rebounds, and one steal in 34 minutes during Thursday's 113-108 loss to the Nuggets.
Satoransky was extremely efficient as a scorer, finishing with over twice as many points as field goal attempts. Moreover, he produced his seventh double-double of the campaign, this after logging just one across his first two seasons (130 games). With just nine games remaining in the regular season and the team's playoff hopes dwindling, Satoransky will nevertheless look to close out the campaign on a positive note.
Satoransky (head) will play in Saturday's game against Memphis, Chase Hughes of NBC Sports Washington reports.
Satoransky passed all concussion-related tests and is set to go and will presumably start Saturday. In 41 starts this year, Satoransky's averaging 10.6 points, 6.1 assists and 4.4 rebounds in 32.4 minutes .
Satoransky (concussion) will play Saturday against the the Grizzlies, Ben Standig of NBC Sports Washington reports.
Satoransky was being evaluated for a potential concussion, but he's passed through protocol. Since February, he's averaging 10.8 points, 7.0 assists and 5.0 rebounds across 32.6 minutes.
Satoransky (head) is listed as questionable for Saturday's game against the Grizzlies, Chase Hughes of NBC Sports Washington reports.
Satoransky exited Friday's game against the Hornets in order to be evaluated for a potential concussion. While a definitive result hasn't yet been returned, Satoransky availability should be clarified prior to game-time. If he's unable to go, look for Chasson Randle to see heavy run.
Satoransky is doubtful to return after suffering a head injury Friday night against Charlotte, Fred Katz of The Athletic reports.
Satoransky is being evaluated for a concussion and likely won't return for the Wizards. If he's indeed ruled out, look for Chasson Randle to take over at point guard.
Satoransky finished with 17 points (5-9 FG, 3-6 3Pt, 4-5 FT), seven assists, six rebounds and two steals across 37 minutes in the Wizards' win over the Kings on Monday.
Satoransky compiled a very healthy stat line in Monday's win, showing off his abilities to score, rebound, and facilitate. He's been stuffing the stat sheet a lot recently, averaging 12.6 points, 7.8 assists and 5.6 rebounds over his last five games.
Satoransky supplied nine points (4-9 FG, 0-2 3Pt, 1-1 FT), 11 assists, three rebounds, and one steal in 41 minutes during Saturday's 135-130 overtime loss to the Timberwolves.
Satoransky dished out exactly 11 dimes for the second time in the last three games, and he has now handed out double-digit assists eight times through 64 appearances this season compared to three times through his first two years (130 games). The 27-year-old guard continues to showcase steady improvement, and he has been one of the lone bright spots amid a disappointing campaign.
Satoransky compiled 11 points (4-7 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 2-2 FT), nine rebounds, six assists and two blocks in 37 minutes Friday against the Hornets.
Satoransky narrowly missed his second straight double-double, although his team would fall 112-111 in Charlotte. He was efficient from the field, knocking down over 50.0 percent of his attempts from the floor while also helping out on the boards. The 27-year-old guard has finished in double figures in the scoring column in four of his previous five games and will aim to continue this type of production heading into Saturday's clash with the Timberwolves.
Satoransky accumulated 14 points (4-11 FG, 0-4 3Pt, 6-7 FT), eight rebounds, 11 assists, a block and a steal over 41 minutes Wednesday against Dallas.
Satoranksy registered his second double-double over his previous five contests and is now averaging 12.4 points along with 7.0 helpers over that stretch. The 27-year-old's scoring output has been inconsistent at best of late, although he's shown he's capable of putting up double digits in the scoring column along with 10-plus assists on any given night.
Satoransky finished with 15 points (6-12 FG, 2-5 3Pt, 1-1 FT), five rebounds, five assists and a steal over 37 minutes in the Wizards' loss to the Celtics on Friday.
Satoransky had a strong final line in Friday's loss, showcasing the versatility that he brings to the Wizards. With John Wall (Achilles) on the shelf, Satoransky has averaged career highs in points (8.1), assists (4.4) and steals (1.0) this season.
Satoransky accumulated 12 points (5-7 FG, 2-3 3Pt), six steals, and three assists in 32 minutes during Saturday's 119-112 loss to the Pacers.
Satoransky amassed a career high in steals while providing efficient scoring. He did finish with as many turnovers as assists while failing to grab a single rebound, but overall it was an impressive stat line nonetheless. Satoransky has been one of the few bright spots on the Wizards this season and should be expected to continue earning heavy minutes going forward.
Satoransky (personal) was present for the Wizards' practice Thursday.
Satoransky had missed the Wizards' final two games before the All-Star break to tend to his wife, who gave birth to the couple's first child. After taking some time off to spend with his expanded family, Satoransky should be refreshed and ready to go for the second half of the season. Expect him to immediately step back in as the Wizards' starting point guard Friday in Charlotte, resulting in Chasson Randle moving back into a reserve role.
Satoransky (personal) won't play in Wednesday's game against the Raptors.
Satoransky will miss his second-straight game due to a personal issue. Chasson Randle will start in Satoransky place and can be expected to play close to the 19 minutes he saw in Monday's game against Detroit.
Satoransky (personal) will be a game-time decision for Wednesday's game against Toronto.
Satoransky didn't play Monday's tilt due to personal reasons, and he's in jeopardy of missing two straight games after being listed as questionable on Tuesday's injury report. Expect clarity on his situation closer to tipoff.
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