Tomáš Satoranský was one of the more consistently solid Chicago Bulls players over the course of the 2020-21 NBA season. His box scores do not blow you away and never will but he is a solid point guard that can do a bit of everything.
That was an asset to Billy Donovan and his staff over the course of the 2020-21 NBA season. The versatile guard played in 58 of the Bulls 72 games, including 18 starts.
Sato averaged 7.7 points, 4.7 assists and 2.4 rebounds per game. He shot 51.4 percent from the field and 35.6 percent from behind the arc.
As previously noted, Sato isn’t a box score kind of player. Much of what he does, and the way he impacts the game the most, does not show up in the box score. He slotted into the starting unit when needed and was able to get the offense where they need to be in a timely fashion.
That ability was something that Coby White had not made a habit of yet, although he did show an improved ability to do so once he re-entered the starting unit. Sato was able to lead the bench charge or play alongside all-star Zach LaVine, being versatile in what he could provide the team.
Chicago Bulls Player Grade, Tomáš Satoranský: C+
Sato earns a C+ because he didn’t move the needle for the team as one may hope. That being said, his grade does not suffer too much because that is something he can not and should not be asked to do.
Sato did exactly what he has proven capable of. He is a solid backup floor general that can start in the right mix of an opening five.