March 11, 2020, 9:37 amTomas SatoranskyPG, Chicago Bulls
Tomas Satoransky could have taken a couple different directions when Jim Boylen told him he’d be moving into a reserve role in favor of rookie Coby White, but he acted and played professionally, as expected.
“I respected that because I kind of expected that, also. It was logical the way I’ve been playing since All-Star break and the way Coby has been playing,” Satoransky said of Boylen’s decision. Sato has shot miserably since the New Year, connecting on just 22.4 percent in January, 28.1 percent in February and 18.2 percent this month from the 3-point land. He plans to ditch the brace he has been wearing to protect a hyperextended thumb that he is quietly playing through, having never landed on the injury report. The Czech guard looks like a drop in standard leagues right now but owners should keep an eye on him with the basketball situation in Chicago always volatile under Boylen.
Source: NBC Sports
March 10, 2020, 10:40 pmTomas SatoranskyPG, Chicago Bulls
Tomas Satoransky was pulled from the starting lineup on Tuesday night, putting up five points, eight rebounds, five assists and a 3-pointer in 29 minutes.
Satoransky has been outside the top-200 over the last month and despite his decent late-middle round standing on the year, it might be time to cut bait in standard formats. The Bulls look ready to empower Coby White and Satoransky could lose more minutes when Zach LaVine returns, so the arrow is pointing down here.
March 8, 2020, 6:08 pmCoby WhitePG, Chicago Bulls
Coby White continued his sterling play of late with 21 points, six rebounds, eight assists, a steal and three 3-pointers on Sunday.
White played 35 minutes off the bench but has been highly involved over the last few weeks, making him a must-own guy since his shot has been dropping. Tomas Satoransky suffered today, going 1-for-7 from the field for four points, three rebounds and one assist in 25 minutes. Zach LaVine's return will throw a wrench into things but White should be able to hold onto this value as long as he doesn't hit a shooting slump.
March 2, 2020, 10:35 pmTomas SatoranskyPG, Chicago Bulls
Tomas Satoransky scored 11 points with six boards, five dimes, a steal and a 3-pointer in 31 minutes as a starter on Monday.
Satoransky played another solid game in a start and should continue to provide owners with low-end point guard lines with a couple extra rebounds at the position.
March 2, 2020, 6:26 pmZach LaVinePG, Chicago Bulls
Zach LaVine (left quad strain) will not play during Monday's game.
He was already listed as doubtful. Tomas Satoransky and Denzel Valentine will start with Coby White providing bench minutes.
Source: K.C. Johnson on Twitter
February 29, 2020, 7:43 pmTomas SatoranskyPG, Chicago Bulls
Tomas Satoransky played through a right thumb sprain on Saturday but was fairly quiet, turning 34 minutes into six points, four rebounds, seven assists and a steal.
Satoransky shot just 2-for-8 and you might want to keep an eye on the percentages with the finger injury present. Regardless, Sato does enough to warrant a spot in just about all lineups as a steady late-round guy with middle-round upside when he's firing on all cylinders.
February 28, 2020, 6:27 pmTomas SatoranskyPG, Chicago Bulls
Tomas Satoransky is listed as probable for Saturday's matchup against the Knicks due to a right thumb sprain.
Satoransky has embraced his role as point guard for the Bulls after a roller coaster first half of the season, and you should continue plugging him into your lineup with confidence. Most of the roster has been playing well with him at the wheel. He's a consistent late-round value in standard leagues who is on the rise.
Source: NBA Injury Report
February 23, 2020, 10:16 pmTomas SatoranskyPG, Chicago Bulls
Tomas Satoransky did it all on Sunday, going for 15 points, 13 assists, three rebounds, and four steals against the Wizards.
With Kris Dunn done for the year most likely Satoransky is in an excellent position for the stretch run. It took him a while to secure the point guard job for the Bulls, but much like his past seasons with the Wizards, Satoransky's value often takes some time to be appreciated, and it looks like he will be a reliable performer to close out the season in standard leagues.
February 22, 2020, 10:47 pmCoby WhitePG, Chicago Bulls
Coby White went thermonuclear in Saturday's loss to the Suns, hitting 7-of-13 treys en route to a new career-high 33 points on 11-of-22 shooting in 34 minutes off the bench.
White also made all four of his attempts from the free throw line and added three rebounds, two dimes and one steal to the box. This was hands down the best game of White's rookie campaign. It's clear that he's indeed the Bulls' future. It helped him that Kris Dunn was not around and that Tomas Satoransky struggled with a zero-point game (0-of-8 shooting) in 23 minutes.
February 20, 2020, 11:19 pmTomas SatoranskyPG, Chicago Bulls
Tomas Satoransky was solid in his 33 minutes on Thursday as the Bulls fell for the seventh time in a row, scoring 12 points to go with six rebounds and eight assists.
Sato had a nice line, but he lacks the exciting explosiveness to make him more than a late middle-round value in fantasy. He should continue to produce top-100 value as long as Kris Dunn is on the shelf, but he's not going to win anyone a league.
February 11, 2020, 9:44 pmTomas SatoranskyPG, Chicago Bulls
Tomas Satoransky was solid on Tuesday with 19 points and eight dimes, adding two boards and a pair of threes in 30 minutes in a loss to the Wizards.
Satoransky hasn't taken advantage of having Kris Dunn (right knee sprain) out for these past four games. Even after this game, his averages over the stretch are nearly identical to his season numbers. Fortunately, that's good enough to be a late-round point guard that provides decent assists and steals.
February 10, 2020, 7:26 pmTomas SatoranskyPG, Chicago Bulls
Tomas Satoransky (left ankle soreness) is listed as probable for Tuesday's game.
This has been a nagging ailment for Sato, but he should be good to go against the Wizards. The assists and steals are usually there on a nightly basis.
Source: NBA Injury Report
February 9, 2020, 8:37 pmTomas SatoranskyPG, Chicago Bulls
Tomas Satoransky played through left ankle soreness again on Sunday and posted 10 points, four rebounds, seven assists, a steal and a 3-pointer.
Satoransky can be frustrating because he's not a primary scorer for the Bulls, which means he's subject to muted stat lines every now and then, but he usually chips in enough categories to keep fantasy GMs satiated, as he did tonight. Don't worry about the ankle stuff and keep Sato locked and loaded for late-middle round value.
February 6, 2020, 7:41 pmTomas SatoranskyPG, Chicago Bulls
Tomáš Satoranský will start against the Pelicans on Thursday after dealing with some soreness in his left ankle.
Sato appears to be in line for standard league value for the forseeable future as the team has suffered several injuries. Over the past two weeks, Tomáš has given fantasy owners around top-60 value in 8/9-cat leagues.
Source: Chuck Swirsky on Twitter
February 5, 2020, 6:13 pmChandler HutchisonSF, Chicago Bulls
Chandler Hutchison (right shoulder soreness), Ryan Arcidiacono (right elbow discomfort) and Tomáš Satoranský (left ankle soreness) are all listed as probable ahead of Thursday's tilt vs. the Pelicans.
The Bulls have been very thorough with their injury reporting so far this season. It would come as a shock if any of these three players don't play on Thursday. Sato should be rostered in standard leagues while Hutchison is on the fringes but should see an increased workload with Denzel Valentine and Kris Dunn sidelined. Arcidiacono is not currently on the fantasy radar.
Source: NBA Injury Report