Report: Lakers, Sixers, Celtics, Nuggets, Hawks are suitors for Wizards’ Davis Bertans
There are a number of teams who have interest in trading for Washington Wizards forward Davis Bertans.
Wizards general manager Tommy Sheppard was sincere in his comments last month about his intentions to re-sign sharpshooting forward Davis Bertans this summer, but that hasn’t stopped teams from showing interest ahead of the Feb. 6 NBA trade deadline.
In addition to the Sixers, Hawks and Lakers, the Celtics and Nuggets have emerged as suitors for Bertans’ services, NBC Sports Washington has learned.
Bertans is having a great season for the Wizards. He’s averaging 15.4 points, 4.9 rebounds and 1.7 assists while shooting 44.9 percent from the field, 43.4 percent from beyond the arc and 89.4 percent from the free-throw line.
The Wizards acquired Bertans from the San Antonio Spurs this past offseason in a deal that was made for the Spurs to sign Marcus Morris, who backed out of his agreement with San Antonio and signed with the New York Knicks instead.
Bertans is making $7 million this season with the Wizards. He becomes an unrestricted free agent next summer and could get paid handsomely.
According to David Aldridge of The Athletic, Bertans could get between $15 million and $20 million per season next summer, although opinions vary on what he will get on the open market.