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Davis Bertans | Forward | #42

Team: San Antonio Spurs
Age / DOB:  (24) / 11/12/1992
Ht / Wt:  6'10' / 225
Drafted: 2011 / Rd. 2 (12) / IND
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Davis Bertans moved back to the bench on Tuesday vs. the Wolves and finished scoreless with one rebound in six minutes.
He didn't get any extra run with David Lee (foot) out, but he shouldn't have been owned in most leagues anyways. Leave him on the wire. Mar 22 - 12:41 AM

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Davis Bertans made a surprise start on Sunday in place of Dewayne Dedmon, but he finished with just two points and one rebound in 15 minutes of action.

Bertans was ineffective to begin the game and wound up back on the bench to start the third quarter. It's probable Gregg Popovich just wanted more offense in his starting unit, or was searching for a spark after two straight losses, but either way it's very unlikely that Bertans will get another start.
Mar 19 - 10:01 PM

Davis Bertans is starting over Dewayne Dedmon against the Kings on Sunday.

Coach Gregg Popovich is trying something new today and will give Bertans his fourth start this season. This could mean Dedmon is resting or Pop just wants to see how the rookie handles minutes with the first unit. Regardless, there's no need to add him here.
Mar 19 - 7:06 PM

Davis Bertans scored 13 points with three rebounds, two assists, one block and three 3-pointers against the Warriors on Saturday.

The other part of the Kawhi Leonard deal played really well in this game. Bertans should be in the rotation while LaMarcus Aldridge (heart) is out, but he's really just a deep-league or desperation stream.
Mar 12 - 12:56 AM

David Bertans was a DNP-CD on Friday.

He had a nice little run as the fifth forward in the rotation, but he's out now with Pau Gasol back. We'll see Bertans again when the Spurs rest players, but there's no need to stash him.
Feb 25 - 3:24 AM

Davis Bertans was quiet on Sunday with three points and four rebounds in 14 minutes, but he earned some pre-game praise from coach Gregg Popovich.

"He is somebody who has a really bright future," Pop said. "He just needs minutes and experience." The Spurs aren't in player-development mode, and Bertans has only played 20+ minutes four times this season, but his 3-point shooting has kept him in the rotation. Just keep an eye on him in deep leagues.
Feb 12 - 6:47 PM

Davis Bertans scored seven points off the bench with three rebounds, one assist, one steal, one block and one 3-pointer in 19 minutes against the Nuggets on Saturday.

That's still a really solid line even though some of it was in garbage time. Bertans has really been impressive in his rookie season as one of the best offensive rooks per minute, but he's only a deep-league for this week. Pau Gasol could be back around the All-Star break.
Feb 5 - 1:45 AM

Davis Bertans will come off the bench on Saturday vs. the Nuggets.

The Spurs will roll with Dewayne Dedmon next to the returning LaMarcus Aldridge (knee). Bertans has impressed in limited minutes, but his role is too volatile when the Spurs are healthy. He's a 3-point specialist in deeper leagues for now.
Feb 4 - 9:16 PM

Davis Bertans made a start against the 76ers on Thursday with 12 points, six rebounds, three assists, two steals and two 3-pointers in 30 minutes.

It looked like Bertans was on his way to a big game with eight first-quarter points, but this will work. In the short term, the Spurs could actually be using Bertans, who has torn his ACL twice, also has a partial finger, and was the other piece in the Kawhi Leonard deal. His efficiency has helped his averages in his last six, averaging 10.0 points, 3.0 boards, 1.5 assists, 0.8 steals, 0.7 steals and 2.0 treys in just 19.6 minutes. That's actually good for eighth-round value, so he may have something for owners in deep leagues until Pau Gasol (hand) and/or LaMarcus Aldridge (knee) get back.
Feb 2 - 11:53 PM

David Bertans will start next to Dewayne Dedmon against the 76ers on Thursday.

That means David Lee will be coming off the bench, which makes sense. The Spurs won't need extra usage in their first unit, so putting Lee in the second group to take a ton of shots makes sense. Bertans has been pretty solid in his rookie season and has been shooting the ball well, but he's only worth a look in deep leagues while LaMarcus Aldridge (knee) is on the shelf.
Feb 2 - 8:40 PM

Davis Bertans moved back to the bench on Tuesday vs. the Thunder and struggled, scoring two points on 1-of-6 shooting.

The Spurs started Dewayne Dedmon because they needed his size on Steven Adams. Bertans was shooting 42.9 percent from deep prior to Tuesday, but he missed all four of his triples tonight, adding five boards, one assist, one steal and one block in 23 minutes. He's only worth monitoring in very deep leagues until Pau Gasol (hand) returns.
Jan 31 - 11:46 PM

Davis Bertans was a surprise starter vs. the Mavs on Sunday, posting six points with three rebounds, one assist, two blocks and one 3-pointer in 17 minutes.

Bertans' start shifted LaMarcus Aldridge to the center spot, with David Lee coming off the bench. He fared well in his second career start but we don't expect this to last, and Bertans is only a speculative addition in the deepest re-draft leagues.
Jan 29 - 10:57 PM

Davis Bertans will start for the Spurs on Sunday, with LaMarcus Aldridge at center and David Lee coming off the bench.

This is likely a matchup-based move against a Mavs squad that's starting Dirk Nowitzki at center tonight. Bertans has proven to be a reliable perimeter shooter, but there's still no reason to grab him in standard leagues.
Jan 29 - 7:08 PM

Davis Bertans scored 17 points and hit a career-high five 3-pointers in Friday's loss to the Pelicans.

Where do the Spurs find these guys? He logged 20 minutes off the bench and hit 6-of-9 from the field with one rebound, one block and one steal. He joined Gary Neal (6) as the only other rookie to hit 5+ 3-pointers in a game for the Spurs, but he's just a 3-point specialist in deeper leagues until he gets consistent burn -- he averaged 11.1 minutes in January prior to tonight.
Jan 28 - 12:36 AM

Davis Bertans scored four points with two rebounds, two assists and one 3-pointer in 15 minutes against the Nuggets on Thursday.

When Bertans does get minutes, it's usually behind LaMarcus Aldridge. In this game, he only played next to LMA for four minutes and he actually played well overall today. Over the last 15 games, Aldridge has played only 3.9 percent of his minutes next to Bertans. He's only a pickup if you're desperate with Dewayne Dedmon and David Lee already picked up.
Jan 20 - 12:02 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Tony Parker
2Patty Mills
3Dejounte Murray
SG1Danny Green
2Manu Ginobili
3Jonathon Simmons
4Bryn Forbes
SF1Kawhi Leonard
2Kyle Anderson
PF1LaMarcus Aldridge
2David Lee
3Davis Bertans
C1Pau Gasol
2Dewayne Dedmon
3Joel Anthony