Wizards re-sign F Bertans to five-year, $80 million deal

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FILE PHOTO: Feb 11, 2020; Washington, District of Columbia, USA; Washington Wizards forward Davis Bertans (42) shoots over Chicago Bulls forward Chandler Hutchison (15) during the third quarter at Capital One Arena. Mandatory Credit: Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports

November 22, 2020

Free agent forward Davis Bertans signed a five-year, $80 million deal to remain with the Washington Wizards.

The contract includes an early termination option after the fourth year, the player’s agent told ESPN.

Bertans, 28, averaged 15.4 points and 4.5 rebounds and shot 42.4 percent from 3-point range in 54 games (four starts) in 2019-20. He opted out of the NBA restart near Orlando.

The 6-foot-10 Latvia native finished eighth in the NBA with a career-high 200 made 3-pointers last season.

Bertans played his first three seasons with the San Antonio Spurs. The Indiana Pacers drafted him in the second round in 2011 and traded him to San Antonio in a draft-night deal that sent Kawhi Leonard to the Spurs.

San Antonio dealt him to Washington in a three-team trade involving the Brooklyn Nets in July 2019.

Bertans has averaged 8.0 points and 2.8 rebounds in 274 games (32 starts) with the Spurs (2016-19) and Wizards.

–Field Level Media