Maybe Gregg Popovich knows something that we don't. In an offseason marked by underwhelming moves, I suppose Spurs fans just have to put their faith in the mastermind behind their five rings.
The Spurs are bringing back power forward Davis Bertans on a four-year deal worth $20 million.
The San Antonio Spurs will re-sign Davis Bertans to a four-year, $20 million contract, a source told Sportando— Sportando (@Sportando) July 9, 2018
After being drafted in the second round by the Indiana Pacers in 2011, Bertans was immediately traded, with Kawhi Leonard of all people, to the Spurs in exchange for George Hill.
Bertans finally made his NBA debut in 2016-2017 when he averaged 4.5 points and 39.9% shooting from three-point range in 12.1 minutes per game. Bertans bumped up his scoring average to 5.4 points per game while shooting 37.3% from three in 14.1 minutes this past season.
Davis Bertans Agrees To Four-Year, $20M Deal With Spurs https://t.co/Yg2ouB1Rl8— RealGM (@RealGM) July 9, 2018
Paying $5 million a year for a guy that can stroke it and who will get more minutes now that Kyle Anderson is gone and Leonard won't ever step in the locker room again is a perfectly fine deal, but it doesn't shift the power balance out West.
Bertans fits the mold of the guys that Popovich loves to coach, but Spurs fans would be much happier if he was staying with the man that he was traded with to start his career.