Welcome back Hoop Ballers to our offseason International Spotlight feature where we will be taking a quick look at some notable players that successfully competed in Europe last year and will be making their bread…
July 12, 2019, 8:23 amDairis BertansPG, New Orleans Pelicans
A day after the Pelicans waived him, Dairis Bertans has signed a two-year contract with Russian Euroleague club Khimki.
On March 1st, Bertans signed a multi-year deal with the Pelicans, but in 12 games, he never found his footing, shooting just 25.5 percent from the field and 29.4 percent from behind the arc. Bertans was brought in by former interim GM Danny Ferry and it’s logical to see him depart after the regime change that put David Griffin in full control of basketball ops in New Orleans. Bertans is already 29 years old so we shouldn’t expect to see him back in the NBA any time soon.
April 10, 2019, 12:55 amDairis BertansG, New Orleans Pelicans
Dairis Bertans played a season-high 26 minutes in Tuesday's season finale with just two assists, four missed shots and a foul to show for it.
The older, shorter Bertans scored 34 points in 141 total minutes over his 11 games with the Pelicans this season. You don't need to focus on him this summer.
April 5, 2019, 4:17 pmStanley JohnsonF, New Orleans Pelicans
Stanley Johnson (left ankle contusion) will miss Friday’s game vs. the Suns.
There aren’t many healthy bodies left in New Orleans and with Johnson missing Friday’s game, it’ll be Kenrich Williams, Ian Clark and Dairis Bertans left to compete for usage.
Source: Pelicans PR on Twitter
March 10, 2019, 9:15 pmDairis BertansG, New Orleans Pelicans
Dairis Bertans had an uneventful NBA debut on Sunday, missing his only shot and grabbing one assist in six minutes of action.
Bertans has the reputation of a knockdown shooter but didn't get to showcase it tonight. He's only an option in 30-team formats unless the Pelicans start shutting everyone down.
March 10, 2019, 4:54 pmDairis BertansG/F, New Orleans Pelicans
Dairis Bertans will make his NBA debut for the Pelicans in Sunday's matchup with the Hawks.
Dairis is the older brother of Davis Bertans of the Spurs. He was one of the best shooters in the Euro League and will finally make his debut after signing not too long ago. He's not on the fantasy radar right now, but if he gets playing time and his shooting translates, he could have deep-league value down the stretch.
Source: Sean Kelley on Twitter
March 2, 2019, 8:10 amDairis BertansG, New Orleans Pelicans
The Pelicans signed Dairis Bertans out of the EuroLeague.
Danny Ferry made his first signing as interim GM by adding the older brother of Davis Bertans of the San Antonio Spurs. At 29 years old, Dairis Bertans has been playing professionally since he has 16 but this is his first time in the NBA. He averaged only 16.4 minutes for Olimpia Milano during EuroLeague play this season but shot 53.6 percent from deep which could be useful in today’s NBA. The contract has a team-option for the 2019-20 season.
A year after sweeping the Portland Trail Blazers for their first playoff series win since 2008, the New Orleans Pelicans came into this season hoping to take another step toward becoming a perennial playoff team.…