WASHINGTON — It’s just preseason, and nobody — repeat, nobody — thinks LeBron James is unable to mark Tomas Satoransky.
But this is something.
Satoransky, the Wizards rookie who has made some waves over his six preseason games, had James on him on the perimeter early in Tuesday night’s game against the Cleveland Cavaliers. James came out to check the 24-year-old wing, only to be caught by a double move and left in the dust by the 6-foot-7 Satoransky.
Satoransky then lofted a gorgeous floater over 6-foot-9 forward Tristan Thompson for the bucket.
It was, however, probably not the play of the game, as James earned that distinction.
Still, it was a cool moment for Satoransky, who has shown he can hold his own in the NBA so far.
In six preseason games, Satoransky has averaged 7.3 points, 2.7 assists, 4.0 rebounds and 0.8 steals while playing just less than 25 minutes per game.
He’s making a strong case to be the starting shooting guard if Bradley Beal misses any time this season, though, again, preseason and regular season games are very different.