Dāvis Bertāns

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Dāvis Bertāns
No. 42 – Laboral Kutxa Baskonia
Position Small forward / Power forward
League Liga ACB
Euroleague
Personal information
Born (1992-11-12) 12 November 1992 (age 22)
Valmiera, Latvia
Nationality Latvian
Listed height 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m)
Listed weight 210 lb (95 kg)
Career information
NBA draft 2011 / Round: 2 / Pick: 42nd overall
Selected by the Indiana Pacers
Pro career 2008–present
Career history
2008–2009 ASK Rīga
2009–2010 DSN Rīga
2010 Barons/LMT Rīga
2010–2012 Union Olimpija
2012–2014 Partizan
2014–present Laboral Kutxa
Career highlights and awards

Dāvis Bertāns (born 12 November 1992) is a Latvian professional basketball who currently plays for Laboral Kutxa of the Liga ACB. He also represents the Latvian national basketball team. He was selected with the 42nd pick in the 2011 NBA Draft by the Indiana Pacers, which later sent him to the San Antonio Spurs.

Professional career[edit]

Union Olimpija[edit]

In November 2010, Bertāns signed a multi-year contract with the Slovenian team Union Olimpija.[1] Following April, Bertāns competed in the 2011 Nike Hoop Summit.

Bertāns was selected in the second round (42nd overall) of the 2011 NBA Draft by the Indiana Pacers. However, his rights were immediately traded to the San Antonio Spurs.[2]

Partizan Belgrade[edit]

On 4 January 2012 Bertāns signed a three-and-a-half-year contract with the Serbian club Partizan Belgrade.[3][4] In the game against Red Star Belgrade in June 2013, he has torn ACL on his right knee which sidelined him off the court for 9 months.[5][6] He returned to the court in a mid-March game against Maccabi Tel Aviv, helping his team to get a win.[7] On 28 March 2014 Dāvis scored 20 points in a road Euroleague game vs Lokomotiv-Kuban.[8] Partizan ended season winning its 13th and Dāvis third consecutive Serbian League title defeating arch rivals Red Star Belgrade with 3-1 in the final series.[9] On 3 July 2014, Bertāns terminated his contract with the club.[10]

Laboral Kutxa Baskonia[edit]

On 19 July 2014, he signed a three-year contract with the Spanish team Laboral Kutxa Baskonia.[11][12]

Latvian national team[edit]

Bertāns represented Latvia at the EuroBasket 2011. He averaged 5.6 points and 2 rebounds per game for Latvia.[13]

Personal[edit]

Bertāns' older brother, Dairis, is also a professional basketball player. Their father, Dainis, was a professional basketball player and is currently a youth coach. Their mother is a sports teacher and a former high level rower.

Euroleague career statistics[edit]

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field-goal percentage  3P%  3-point field-goal percentage  FT%  Free-throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  PIR  Performance Index Rating
 Bold  Career high

Note: Euroleague is not the only competition in which player participated for the team during the season.


Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG PIR
2011–12 Union Olimpija 10 1 15.6 .282 .217 1.000 2.2 .5 .1 .1 3.0 .6
2012–13 Partizan 10 1 20.0 .385 .471 .625 2.3 .7 1.1 .2 6.6 4.6
2013–14 Partizan 4 2 21.9 .435 .435 .000 3.8 1.3 .8 .5 12.5 8.0
Career 24 4 18.5 .372 .388 .684 2.5 .7 .7 .2 6.1 3.5

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Union Olimpija signs top prospect Bertans". euroleague.net. 14 November 2010. 
  2. ^ "Spurs Obtain Draft Rights To Kawhi Leonard". NBA.com. June 23, 2011. Retrieved 4 January 2012. 
  3. ^ "Bertans agrees with Partizan". talkbasket.net. 4 January 2012. 
  4. ^ Siliņš, Andrejs (4 January 2012). "Dāvis Bertāns pievienojas Belgradas "Partizan"" (in Latvian). Sportacentrs.com. Retrieved 4 January 2012. 
  5. ^ "Bertans pokidao ligamente kolena!". b92.net (in Serbian). Retrieved 14 March 2014. 
  6. ^ "Partizan's Davis Bertans won't return before March". Sportando. Retrieved 14 March 2014. 
  7. ^ "PARTIZAN NIS BELGRADE 72 - 70 MACCABI ELECTRA TEL AVIV". euroleague.net. Retrieved 21 March 2014. 
  8. ^ "Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar 84 - 73 Partizan NIS Belgrade". euroleague.net. Retrieved 28 March 2014. 
  9. ^ "Ništa novo, Partizan je šampion!". b92.net (in Serbian). Retrieved 21 June 2014. 
  10. ^ "Agent: Bertans raskinuo ugovor". b92.net (in Serbian). Retrieved 3 July 2014. 
  11. ^ "Laboral Kutxa Baskonia incorpora al alero letón Davis Bertans". baskonia.com (in Spanish). Retrieved 19 July 2014. 
  12. ^ "Laboral Kutxa Vitoria adds shooter Bertans". euroleague.net. Retrieved 19 July 2014. 
  13. ^ "Latvia Roster". FIBA Europe. Retrieved 1 September 2011. 

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