Wizards re-sign Davis Bertans to $80M deal: report

Dan Mennella
November 21, 2020 - 6:42 am

Davis Bertans' cautious approach to free agency appears to have paid off.

The sharpshooting forward has reportedly re-signed with the Wizards, months after he chose to opt out of the NBA restart in Orlando.

The deal was for five years and $80M, ESPN reported, with an "early termination option" for the fifth year.

Bertans, 28, has broken out in recent seasons after he was a second-round draft pick back in 2011.

The 6-foot-10, 225-pound forward shot over 42% from deep on nearly nine attempts per game last season, his first with the Wizards after several years as a reserve with the San Antonio Spurs. He averaged over 15 points in about 29 minutes per game in his first season as a starter, both career highs.

In his four-year career, Bertans has averaged 8 points in about 19 minutes per game, making over 41% of his shots from 3-point range.

The Latvian big man had previously acknowledged that his impending free agency was a factor in his decision to sit out the resumed season in Florida, following a months-long suspension due to the coronavirus crisis.

The Wizards struggled in the bubble without the services of Bertans and Bradley Beal, and didn't qualify for the postseason.

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