Wizards acquire Davis Bertans from Spurs

Ben Krimmel
July 06, 2019 - 6:04 pm

While not making any of the major moves of the NBA offseason, the Washington Wizards have not been inactive.

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On Saturday the Wizards acquired power forward Davis Bertans in a trade with the San Antonio Spurs, according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski. 

Bertans, a 26-year-old out of Latvia, has played three seasons in the NBA with the Spurs after coming over from Europe where he was a three-time Serbian League champion with Partizan in Belgrade. 

In 76 games in 2018-19 with San Antonio, he averaged 8 points and 3.5 rebounds per game while playing 21.5 minutes. Bertans' best attribute his good range for his size, he shot 42.9 percent from behind the arc last season and has the nickname "Latvian Laser."

The trade is the second move the Wizards have made in the last 24 hours to bolster their three-point shooting after acquiring CJ Miles from Memphis for Dwight Howard. Miles is a career 35.9 percent three-point shooter.

Washington acquired Bertans by using the $8.6 million trade exception they created when they dealt Markieff Morris before the trade deadline in February.

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