The Washington Wizards will make the trip to Orlando for the NBA season resume without one of their top performers in 2019/20. ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported on Monday that forward Davis Bertans decided to sit out the NBA restart as a “preventive measure.”
Bertans reportedly doesn’t want to risk an injury in a high-risk environment after dealing with two ACL injuries in the past. Health is an extremely important factor for the 27-year-old forward in the future as he is set to become a free agent and is probably in the line to get a massive contract in free agency
Bertans has career highs all across the board this season, averaging 15.4 points, 4.5 rebounds and 1.7 assists per game while shooting 42.4 percent from the three-point arc.
Wojnarowski adds Wizards support Bertans’ decision despite the fact that they will be fighting for a playoff spot in Orlando.
Davis Bertans made his NBA debut back in 2016 with the San Antonio Spurs, where he emerged as a reliable bench player and strong three-point shooter. However, Spurs decided to send Bertans to Wizards past summer as part of salary dump efforts so they could sign forward Marcus Morris.
Things worked out for Bertans, as he got an increased role in Washington and established himself as one of the league’s most lethal long-range shooters. Spurs, on the other hand, will probably regret the move for years to come as they lost an impactful player and missed out on Morris, who changed his mind and signed with New York Knicks instead.