July 21, 2020, 3:04 pmDavis BertansF, Washington Wizards
Davis Bertans had a massive fantasy season in 2019-20, becoming one of the league's best 3-point threats and returning top-75/65 (8/9-cat) value.
Bertans only started four of his 54 games but he was dynamite, pouring in 15.4 points and 3.7 3-pointers per game while also increasing his complementary numbers: 4.5 rebounds (up from 3.5), 0.7 steals (up from 0.5) and 0.6 blocks (up from 0.4). That last trio may be more a product of Bertans' playing time spiking by eight minutes more than anything else, but the scoring and threes were legit. Heading into free agency, it's fair to say that Bertans has earned himself a nice raise. We'll see if he lands in a spot that can afford him similar opportunities, though a game built on scoring and threes should be a nice fit on most rosters in today's NBA.
June 22, 2020, 11:52 amDavis BertansF, Washington Wizards
Davis Bertans will not play in the NBA's restarted regular season in Orlando, per ESPN.
Bertans has two ACL injuries in his history and is already sitting on a big free agent contract after an outstanding campaign in Washington, so for him there is simply too much at stake considering the Wizards' minuscule chances of getting into the playoffs. Bertans surpassed all expectations this year, finishing with top 75/65 per-game value in 8/9-cat formats on the back of career-highs in points (15.4), rebounds (4.5), blocks (0.6) and threes (3.4). The Latvian sharpshooter set personal bests in every counting stat and the Wizards are supporting his choice and hope to re-sign him this summer. Expect more players to follow in Bertans' footsteps in the coming days.
March 8, 2020, 10:11 pmDavis BertansF, Washington Wizards
Davis Bertans played well against the Heat on Sunday with 25 points on eight 3-pointers in 27 minutes of action.
Bertans won the duel with fellow sharpshooter Duncan Robinson as he knocked down eight triples to Robinson's seven. However, he was unable to lead the Wizards to victory. He remains a middle-round option mainly due to his elite shooting ability.
March 5, 2020, 12:39 amDavis BertansF, Washington Wizards
Davis Bertans chimed in with 21 points, four rebounds, three assists, one steal, one block and four threes on Wednesday night.
Bertans started out poorly but got it sorted out and ended up 8-for-16 from the field. One of the league's elite shooters is making himself a ton of money this summer and he's a fantasy lineup fixture through the end of the campaign.
March 4, 2020, 12:34 amDavis BertansF, Washington Wizards
Davis Bertans hit 6-of-12 shots from beyond the 3-point arc to finish Tuesday's game with 18 points, seven rebounds, one assist and one steal in 29 minutes off the bench.
Bertans did exactly what his owners wanted and needed from him tonight, a ton of threes. His seven boards and .462 shooting from the field were just welcome bonuses. It appears he's completely over the right knee soreness that kept him out of one game last week and is now ready to let it fly on a consistent basis once again for his owners in fantasy.
March 1, 2020, 11:14 pmDavis BertansF, Washington Wizards
Davis Bertans ripped of eight 3-pointers as part of his 29 points (9-of-14 FG) on Sunday against the Warriors.
Bertans only hit one shot on Friday and he was glad to make up for that poor showing vs. the Warriors. You know the 3-pointers are coming in bunches with Bertans, and everything else is just gravy. Keep firing him up and enjoy the mid-round production that can almost single-handedly win you triples.
February 29, 2020, 12:20 amDavis BertansF, Washington Wizards
Davis Bertans turned in a subpar performance in Friday's 119-129 loss to Jazz, posting just seven points on 1-of-8 shooting from the field (all from deep) and 4-of-5 shooting from the line in 28 minutes.
Bertans did add five rebounds, one steal and one block to help soften the blow of his low-ish 3-point output. That said, he was playing against the Jazz, who are notoriously good defenders, so chalk it up to that and expect a bounce-back from one of 2019-20's hottest breakout stars.
February 26, 2020, 10:03 pmRui HachimuraPF, Washington Wizards
Rui Hachimura saw 27 minutes in his start on Wednesday night, scoring 17 points on 6-of-10 shooting and grabbing four rebounds.
The 17 points were behind only Bradley Beal's 30 points on the night, as Hachimura continues to be a go-to option for the Wizards on offense. Davis Bertans came off the bench to score 14 points in 30 minutes of action, although struggled mightily going 5-for-13 (4-11 3PT) from the field.
February 26, 2020, 5:25 pmDavis BertansF, Washington Wizards
Dāvis Bertāns (right knee soreness) will play in Wednesday’s tilt vs. the Nets.
Bertāns will return to the floor on Wednesday after missing the Wizards' last game. Bertāns can be fired up across all formats. Moritz Wagner could see his minutes decrease with Dāvis back in the mix.
Source: Wizards PR on Twitter
February 25, 2020, 6:00 pmDavis BertansF, Washington Wizards
Davis Bertans (sore right knee) is being listed as questionable for Tuesday's game against the Nets.
Rui Hachimura would be in line for extended minutes if Bertans can't go. Keep an eye on the status of Bertans as we inch closer to tipoff.
Source: NBA Injury Report
February 24, 2020, 5:32 pmDavis BertansF, Washington Wizards
Davis Bertans (sore right knee) will not play during Monday's game.
Bertans scored 22 points in 37 minutes on Sunday but will miss the second half of the back-to-back. Without him, Rui Hachimura is in a good spot for a big night versus the Bucks.
Source: Chris Miller on Twitter
February 24, 2020, 12:42 pmDavis BertansF, Washington Wizards
Davis Bertans (sore right knee) is questionable to play on Monday.
Bertans dropped 22 points and five more threes on Sunday, playing 37 minutes in the process. If he sits it'll lead to more work for Rui Hachimura and Troy Brown in smaller lineups, but there's no clear pickup in standard leagues. The best outcome is simply Bertans playing through his issue, which is hopefully minor.
Source: Washington Wizards on Twitter
February 23, 2020, 9:50 pmDavis BertansF, Washington Wizards
Davis Bertans was good for 22 points, four rebounds, five 3-pointers, one steal and six turnovers vs. the Bulls on Sunday.
You know what you are signing up for with Bertans. 3-pointers and points will be the nightly outlook and anything else is a bonus. He remains a very reliable mid-round value. Thomas Bryant did not do much in comparison, seeing just 14 minutes, during which he tallied four points, five rebounds and a steal. Bryant's workload will increase with time, just hang in there as he should be good for mid-round value as well when he receives 30 minutes a night.
February 12, 2020, 11:42 pmDavis BertansF, Washington Wizards
Davis Bertans did a bit of everything for the Wizards on Wednesday, chipping in 16 points on 4-of-9 FGs and 6-of-7 FTs, adding two rebounds, two assists, two 3-pointers, two steals and one block.
Bertans has been a pillar of stability for the Wizards as a reliable 3-point threat and floor-spacer off the bench. His contributions both in real-life and fantasy have been nothing short of amazing this season.
February 11, 2020, 7:05 pmRui HachimuraPF, Washington Wizards
Scott Brooks said that both Rui Hachimura and Moritz Wagner will be available to play for Tuesday and Wednesday's back-to-back set, but they will have their minutes monitored.
It makes sense as both players missed significant time dealing with injuries not too long ago. With Thomas Bryant out of action, they'll still see heavy usage in the frontcourt. There should be extra minutes for Davis Bertans and Ian Mahinmi with this news.
Source: Fred Katz on Twitter