The Wizards have not settled on terms of a deal with Tomas Satoransky in for the 2016-17 season, though there remains a strong possibility that the Barcelona guard could be in uniform, persons with knowledge of the situation told CSNmidatlantic.com on Saturday.
Friday, a report from Europhoops.net said the Wizards have "decided to offer a multiyear guaranteed deal" to the 6-7 combo guard, their second-round pick from the 2012 draft. CSN reported on April 12 that a Wizards official had gone overseas to visit Satoransky, before he signed a new deal with Barcelona, and was in the mix to join his NBA team when as many as nine roster spots could come open.
While teams routinely make contact with players during the non-negotiating window despite CBA rules that prohibit it, coming to terms with Satoransky now would be a major violation.
Typically, teams settle on the big fish they are trying to land in free agency, which begins July 1, first and then go from there to fill out the roster based on money available under the salary cap.
When the Wizards tried to lure Satoransky here two years ago, it didn't work out because he wanted the full mid-level of $5.5 million while they offered less. They weren't willing to give him that much per year since he was a second-round pick and hadn't proven himself at the NBA level just yet. The mid-level that year went to Paul Pierce.
Given how well Satoransky has played since then, he does have a better shot at at least a mid-level range salary. But both sides, CSNmidatlantic.com has been told, are on the same page with the plan. If Satoransky plays in the NBA, it'll be in Washington.
Satoransky would have to be bought out of his deal with Barcelona, which he signed as a four-year extension to stay there to give himself security in the event he could not reach terms with the Wizards this summer.
There has been a willingness to strike a deal. It just hasn't been made yet.