Tomas Satoransky's NBA career so far consists of five minutes played in the Wizards' first two games, but coach Scott Brooks expects him to be in the rotation at some point especially with how the second unit has struggled with Trey Burke as the point guard.
"That's always on the backburner," said Brooks when asked about the 6-7 guard and adjusting his rotations going into Wednesday's home opener vs. the Toronto Raptors.
"Guys that are not in the rotation now, they're still being developed and watched every day carefully in practice and shootarounds. We're continuing to develop him. He's learning this league and he's going to have to learn it on the practice floor, in the film room, watching games. Like I told him, he's a young player. He's a rookie in this league but he's also a veteran. He's played a lot of professional basketball overseas. He'll be ready whenever that game is I call him. I have a lot of confidence in him. I don't know when that will be."
Burke has had difficulty getting the Wizards into their half-court offense, and defensively the second unit has been flat, too. Getting back off of made shots remains a concern for Brooks, who also has Sheldon McClellan and Daniel Ochefu on the bench, though they haven't played much either. Danuel House has been made inactive for the first two games.
Satoransky has gotten on the floor in garbage time and has made one shot. There hasn't been enough real, in-game action to be able to assess him yet, but Brooks' tone was about when -- not if -- Satoransky plays this season. The Wizards don't have any commitments to Burke beyond this season. Satornasky is in the first year of a three-year fully guaranteed deal.
It seems unlikely that Brooks will take the same tact with Satoransky as previous coach Randy Wittman in regards to Otto Porter and Kelly Oubre as rookie.