Tomas Satoransky: 3 years, $30 million (Chicago Bulls)
After signing Thaddeus Young to a significant three-year deal, many wondered what on earth the Chicago Bulls were going to do to address their starting point guard job. Kris Dunn clearly wasn’t the answer, and rookie Coby White needs time and seasoning before being thrown into the fire.
Enter Tomas Satoransky, who comes to the Windy City by virtue of a sign-and-trade with the Washington Wizards that will only cost the Bulls a few second round picks. Though he’s not a household name, Sato was an underrated floor general last year, capably guiding an injury-battered Wizards team in John Wall’s stead.
The 27-year-old posted 8.9 points and 5.0 assists per game on .485/.395/.819 shooting splits last year, so although he’s not the flashy signing most Bulls fans were hoping for at point guard, he’s a capable player who can fill the starting role until White is ready to take over. For the sake of short-term improvement and long-term projections, Satoransky is a great addition.