This time, it’s with Davis Bertans.
The Latvian forward, who was restricted free agent, will sign a four-year, $20 million contract with the Spurs, a source told Sportando.
That’s a lot for the 25-year-old Bertans, especially because San Antonio holds matching rights on him. Perhaps, this deal won’t be fully guaranteed and will look more favorable when details emerge.
The 6-foot-10 Bertans is a quality stretch four who makes 3-pointers and does little else offensively. His defense is limited, though at least effort makes him decent on that end. He might be worth the salary, but that’s far from a given, and the signing doesn’t exist in a vacuum.
Because of timing, Bertans will be compared over the next several years to Kyle Anderson. The Spurs just declined to match Anderson’s four-year, $37 million offer sheet from the Grizzlies. It’s overly simplistic to say San Antonio chose Bertans over Anderson – but it’s not completely off base, either.