Wizards news: Davis Bertans fires back at Magic's Evan Fournier for ripping decision to sit out NBA restart
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Wizards’ Davis Bertans fires back at Magic’s Evan Fournier for ripping decision to sit out NBA restart

Davis Bertans, Wizards, Evan Fournier, Magic

Washington Wizards forward Davis Bertans fired back at Orlando Magic shooting guard Evan Fournier, who had his two cents to give on Bertans’ decision to sit out the remainder of the 2019-20 season.

Bertans was the first player to formally turn down the restart, but his decision didn’t come without some criticism from Fournier, who blasted the Latvian for refusing to play out the eight regular-season games the Wizards would be entitled to at Walt Disney World.

The Latvian Laser did not hold back, calling out Fournier for his poor etiquette of calling him out without tagging him in the response:

It’s safe to assume Fournier will be taking part in the restart, as his Orlando Magic teammates hope to keep their playoff spot (they’re also comfortably situated minutes from the Disney campus).

Bertans had suffered two ACL injuries prior to joining the Wizards, who are 5.5 games back of the Magic for the eighth playoff spot as the only Eastern Conference non-playoff team invited to the restart. If he was to suffer a major injury in Orlando, it would ruin the chances of getting his biggest payday yet after a career-best season.

While it’s an understandable business move, it will draw some controversy no matter what, even with the Wizards holding the second-lowest odds to make it into the postseason.

Realistically speaking, making the trip to Orlando for eight games might not be all that worthwhile for Bertans, who plans to work out with his teammates in Washington until it’s time to go wheels up to Walt Disney World in July.

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