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Davis Bertans signs 5-year deal with Wizards

BC, Riga, 23.11.2020.Print version

Free-agent Latvian forward Davis Bertans has agreed to a five-year, USD 80 million deal to return to the NBA's Washington Wizards, his agent, Arturs Kalnitis, told ESPN, cites LETA. The deal includes an early termination option after the fourth year.

At 6-foot-10, Bertans is a towering sharpshooter with excellent range, ESPN writes.

A second-round pick in the 2011 NBA draft, he made his NBA debut with the San Antonio Spurs in the 2016-17 season. The Wizards acquired Bertans in a three-team trade before last season.

While he was always an accurate shooter with the Spurs, the "Latvian Laser" was unleashed in Washington. Bertans put up on average 8.7 3-pointers in 29.3 minutes per game last season, knocking them down at a 42.4 percent success rate.

Bertans, 28, is a threat to pull up from anywhere. He made 12 of 23 shots (52.2 percent) from at least 30 feet last season, according to Second Spectrum tracking. Out of the 230 individual seasons over the past seven seasons in which a player has attempted at least 10 shots from 30 feet out, Bertans is the only player to make more than half of them.

Bertans averaged 15.4 points and 4.5 rebounds for the Wizards last season

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