Gregg Popovich is in Europe watching games in the EuroBasket, presumably to keep an eye on his Spurs players, but we all know he’s really there to drink good wine and eat rich foods.
Still, his stomach had to turn a little when the Spurs’ second-year player Davis Bertans injured his finger. Fortunately, it appears to be nothing serious, although Bertans sat out a game. Here are the details, via NBC 4 in San Antonio.
Davis Bertans suffered a finger injury in Latvia’s loss to Serbia in pool play. X-rays revealed no break and he is not feeling pain. He sat out of the team’s 92-64 win versus Belgium. Here is what he had to say on his injury:
Bertans is a 6’10” big who shot 39.3 percent from three last season, so it’s pretty obvious why Gregg Popovich likes the Latvian and got him in 67 games (he also played in the D-League at points). He was a small-ball four coming off the bench in San Antonio, running curl routes then popping back out to the arc, but he struggled some playing defense at the NBA level. Still, he has potential.
This finger injury doesn’t seem to be much of a setback.