Dio's tour of the league pulls off in the Central Division, where some young players could be looking at additional opportunities for teams that are looking to take a step forward.
October 17, 2019, 11:08 pmCoby WhitePG, Chicago Bulls
Coby White lit up the scoreboard with 29 points (10-of-14 from the field), six 3-pointers, and six rebounds on Thursday as the Bulls won 111-93.
Tomas Satoransky was quiet in front of White, and White took full advantage of his 23 minutes. He has been incredibly exciting for a Bulls team that has needed a spark and this is a great upside play with huge long-term potential, especially if the Bulls can clear out some of the glut of bodies in their backcourt (read: Kris Dunn)
October 17, 2019, 11:05 pmTomas SatoranskyPG, Chicago Bulls
After officially being given the keys to the Bulls offense as the team's point guard, Tomas Satoransky was quiet in a win over the Hawks, with five points and four assists.
Satoransky will be fine during the season, but he may string together some quieter games. There's not a ton of upside in his profile so it's hard to get very excited in general. However, the floor is there and he's a good mid-round potential option with some passing skills and solid percentages. He won't win a league, but he won't kill any owners either.
October 16, 2019, 3:20 pmTomas SatoranskyPG, Chicago Bulls
Bulls head coach Jim Boylen announced on Wednesday that Tomas Satoransky will start at point guard to begin the regular season instead of Kris Dunn.
This isn't all that surprising but does confirm that Satoransky should be drafted ahead of Dunn. Satoransky can be targeted in the later portion of the middle rounds in drafts. He's an excellent long range shooter who has also displayed ability as a playmaker. It will be interesting to see whether the Bulls will attempt to trade Dunn at some point.
Source: K.C. Johnson on Twitter
October 13, 2019, 9:13 pmTomas SatoranskyPG, Chicago Bulls
Tomas Satoransky had a solid performance against the Raptors backups on Sunday, scoring 12 points on 4-of-5 shooting, hitting three 3-pointers, along with four assists and three rebounds.
Satoransky had an efficient night as the Bulls' starters had there way vs. the Raptors' bench. Coby White was also productive with 18 points (4-of-12 3-pointers), and Kris Dunn did a little bit of everything with five points, four assists, four rebounds and two steals. Everyone had a decent night with the Raptors resting their starters.
October 11, 2019, 1:00 pmZach LaVinePG, Chicago Bulls
The Bulls will rest Zach LaVine, Lauri Markkanen, Otto Porter Jr., Thaddeus Young and Tomas Satoransky in Friday's matchup vs. the Pacers.
The Bulls are basically resting their entire starting lineup here. There's no need to play these guys too much in the preseason and they should be fresh and ready when the regular season starts in two weeks.
Source: Darnell Mayberry on Twitter
October 10, 2019, 3:43 pmShaquille HarrisonPG, Chicago Bulls
Shaquille Harrison (hamstring) missed another practice on Thursday.
Harrison's hamstring injury seems to be more serious than that of teammate Chandler Hutchison as he was able to participate in portions of practice. Continue to monitor Harrison's status as training camp continues for the next couple of weeks. The Bulls' next game is on Friday so it is unlikely that Harrison will play. With the new additions of Tomas Satoransky and Coby White, Harrison might have trouble finding the court when the regular season arrives.
Source: Mike McGraw on Twitter
October 9, 2019, 11:46 pmTomas SatoranskyPG, Chicago Bulls
Tomas Satoransky scored 11 points with five rebounds and eight assists on 5-of-6 shooting in a loss to the Pelicans on Wednesday.
Satoransky started in this game and played 20 minutes. This was a well-rounded stat line that shows the value that Satoransky can bring to your fantasy team. Satoransky is an efficient point guard and is a good source of steals and assists in mid-to-late rounds of drafts.
October 9, 2019, 1:47 pmTomas SatoranskyPG, Chicago Bulls
The Bulls are giving Tomas Satoransky a starting spot on Wednesday against the Bucks.
Kris Dunn started Monday's contest, but Satoransky will get the opportunity this time. Dunn may still begin the season as the starting point guard, but Satoransky appears to hold more fantasy upside.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times Basketball
October 7, 2019, 11:26 pmKris DunnPG, Chicago Bulls
Kris Dunn started and did about what we've come to expect from him, scoring 11 points (5-for-8 FGs) and adding three rebounds, three assists, three steals and a 3-pointer in his 24 minutes of action in Monday's loss to the Bucks.
It would appear that the Bulls are still considering Dunn as a potential starter at point guard even though most of the fantasy community has moved on and is ready for the Tomas Satoransky experience (seven rebounds, three assists and five steals, but just 1-for-6 from the field tonight). Dunn can defend and put up some good steals numbers, but his role is not set, and his standing with the team has been rocky for years. He's a last pick in drafts at best right now.
September 11, 2019, 10:56 amTomas SatoranskyPG, Chicago Bulls
Tomas Satoransky had 13 points, 13 assists and nine assists, as Czech Republic lost to Australia 82-70 on Wednesday.
Sato played 38 minutes but his effort wasn’t enough as the Boomers proved to be the better team. Bulls fans should be ecstatic after seeing Satoransky play at a high level in the tournament but the point guard situation in Chicago is murky and there are no guarantees that the Czech guard earns a starting role this year.
September 9, 2019, 11:52 amTomas SatoranskyPG, Chicago Bulls
Tomas Satoransky narrowly missed a triple-double with 13 points, eight rebounds and nine assists in Monday's loss to Greece.
Satoransky has been playing extremely well for the national squad and has shouldered a big load — 37 minutes today. He's going to have a ton on his plate when the Czechs face Australia in their next game — Greece needed to win by 12 or more to leapfrog the Czech Republic. Satoransky can clearly produce big numbers, but we're concerned about his fantasy stock unless the Bulls can figure out a way to funnel him a bulk of the minutes in a crowded backcourt.
September 7, 2019, 7:52 amTomas SatoranskyPG, Chicago Bulls
Tomas Satoransky filled up the stat sheet in a big 93-71 win over Brazil on Saturday with 20 points, seven rebounds, nine assists, three steals and two blocks.
Satoransky also shot an efficient 7-of-10 from the field with three triples as his team looks very likely to advance to the next round now. They would need the US to beat both Greece and Brazil and not lose to Greece by more than 11 points themselves on Monday. Brazil suffered their first loss of the tournament as Bruno Caboclo scored five points with three rebounds, two steals, a block and a triple in 29 minutes while Cristiano Felicio added eight points and four rebounds in 20 minutes. Their chances of advancing are very slim as they will take on the US on Monday.
September 5, 2019, 12:51 pmTomas SatoranskyPG, Chicago Bulls
Tomas Satoransky overcame a 1-for-8 shooting night to help the Czech Republic national team advance on Thursday by pitching in 11 points, seven rebounds, seven assists and a three against Turkey.
Satoransky helped his cause by getting to the line and making all eight of his free throws in a win-or-go-home game against Turkey. Next up for the new Bulls point guard is a date with Brazil on Saturday.
September 3, 2019, 9:41 amTomas SatoranskyPG, Chicago Bulls
Tomas Satoransky scored 15 points and added six rebounds, seven assists and three steals as Czech Republic beat Japan 89-76 on Tuesday.
Sato was dominant on both ends of the court in helping his team grab an easy win. The Czechs will now play Turkey in a game that will determine the second team that comes out of this group after Team USA of course. Satoransky meanwhile looks to be in the best shape of his life and he might be the favorite for the starting job in Chicago.