Report: Davis Bertans returns to Wizards on five-year, $80 million deal
The Washington Wizards are keeping Davis Bertans, and the price was not cheap.
Bertans and the Wizards have agreed to a five-year, $80 million deal, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.
Free agent forward Davis Bertans has agreed to a 5-year, $80M deal to return to the Washington Wizards, his agent @ArtursKalnitis tells ESPN. Deal includes an ETO after fourth year. One of biggest deals ever for a European-based agent in NBA.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) November 21, 2020
You can mark this deal down as another episode in the long-running series of sharpshooters getting paid in the modern NBA, and Bertans is definitely a sharpshooter.
In his lone year with the Wizards after a trade from the San Antonio Spurs, Bertans averaged a career-high 15.4 points and 4.5 rebounds while shooting 42.4 percent from 3-point range on 8.7 attempts per game. In his career, Bertans is a 41.1 percent shooter from deep.
Bertans made headlines earlier this year when he opted out of the NBA restart with the admitted reason of ensuring a lucrative payday in free agency, a decision made easier by the Wizards’ long playoff odds and a history of ACL injuries. That certainly worked out for Bertans.
At 28 years old and never exactly a plus on defense, there is some question of whether this contract will hurt the Wizards down the line, but the team clearly wants to compete this season and bringing back Bertans should help with that.
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