Wizards Re-Sign Davis Bertans To Five-Year Deal

NOVEMBER 22, 9:45pm: Bertans’ fifth year will only be partially guaranteed for $5MM for now, according to Fred Katz of The Athletic, who tweets that it will become fully guaranteed if Bertans plays 75% of his team’s games in year four of the deal.

NOVEMBER 22, 1:06pm: It’s official, according to Bertans, who tweeted a photo that shows him signing his lucrative new deal with the Wizards.

NOVEMBER 20, 8:55pm: The Wizards and Davis Bertans have agreed to a five-year, $80MM deal, agent Arturs Kalnitis tells ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski (Twitter link). Bertans’ new contract will include an early termination option for year five, per Wojnarowski.

Re-signing the talented stretch four was Washington’s top priority this offseason and the team accomplished that goal at a premium price.

Bertans, who turns 28 this Thursday, opted out of the NBA’s restart due to his history of ACL injuries and a desire to preserve his value as an unrestricted free agent after the season.

Bertans was the subject of numerous trade rumors prior to February’s deadline but the Wizards chose to keep him with the intent of locking him up long-term. By retaining him, they held his Bird rights, giving Washington the ability to exceed the cap to re-sign him.

He had a career year in 2019/20 during his first season as a Wizard, averaging 15.4 PPG, 4.5 RPG, and 1.7 APG in 54 games (29.3 MPG).

His calling card is his ability to stretch defenses. Bertans made 42.4% of 8.7 three-point attempts per game.

He was in the Spurs organization for three seasons and played regularly off the bench. He wound up in Washington last offseason as part of a three-way deal that also involved the Nets.

Photo courtesy of USA Today Sports Images.

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19 thoughts on “Wizards Re-Sign Davis Bertans To Five-Year Deal

      • I have, plenty of times in San Antonio as well. This is an overrated pay day.

        • harden-westbrook-mvps

          It can’t be any worse than Ryan Anderson’s deal in 2016.

          It’s not like the Wizards are going to compete anyway. Even if Bertans isn’t much of a defender, he’s still better on that end of the court than Anderson and he’s a better 3-point shooter too.

    • Col. Sanders

      This ain’t so bad. Granted – he’s not a good defender but can shot pretty well on high volume and by todays trends of the league – that’s valuable and that’s what most teams pay for.

  1. Sillivan

    I am very worried about Knicks.
    Rumors say that Knicks don’t want VanVleet.

  2. Sillivan

    In modern nba
    You don’t play defense, you shoot 3 and you sign $100 mm contract

  3. RBeggs

    You’re going to have to overspend in the NBA that’s just common logic. Yes Bertans isn’t worth that contract but that’s what it took to retain him because he would’ve gotten that same deal with other teams especially the Knicks. That and the fact that he didn’t get to play with Wall at all last season so assuming Wall is with the Wiz this coming up season he’ll contribute and put up better numbers than he did last year since he’ll have a point guard setting him up and picking his spots. I’m not thrilled with the Lopez contract because he’s essentially almost making the same per year as the contract the 6th man of year Harrell got with the Lakers. Let’s hope Bertans stays healthy and he has a healthy Wall feeding him. If so then this team is a 5 or 6 seed in the East who will probably make it as far as the 2nd round of the playoffs, that’s their ceiling. Always has been and most likely always will. They’ve always been my team and at least they’re fun to watch.

  4. Not an overpay, compare this to the Gordon Hayward deal, everyone in the league would take this deal over that one

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