The San Antonio Spurs are in the middle of a fascinating offseason, but they’ve locked up promising forward Davis Bertans to a new contract.
According to Sportando, the restricted free agent has agreed to a four-year deal worth $20 million.
A second-round pick in 2011, Bertans made his NBA debut in 2016. The Latvian has held a consistent reserve role over those two seasons, averaging 4.5 points as a rookie and increasing the output to 5.9 last year.
Although he’s a relatively soft rebounder and defender to his slender build, Bertans’ offensive value can atone for those weaknesses. His main appeal is shooting range at 6-foot-10, knocking down 38.4 percent of his three-point attempts.
Bertans will be a primary backup to LaMarcus Aldridge, likely sharing time with Rudy Gay at power forward. If the Spurs trade Kawhi Leonard, though, the rotation could be revamped depending on the return.