Wizards coach Scott Brooks thinks Davis Bertans can win the 3-point contest
Washington Wizards forward Davis Bertans is now widely renowned as one of the best 3-point shooters in the NBA, and the 27-year-old might finally get his due in the 3-point shooting contest during All-Star weekend after shooting above 41 percent from downtown so far in his career.
Bertans’s coach, Scott Brooks, believes that the native of Latvia would win the entire contest should he be given the chance in February’s All-Star festivities.
Scott Brooks on how he thinks Davis Bertans would do in the 3-point contest: “I think he wins it. … I think he’s as good of a shooter as I’ve ever been around. … And you know what? He’s probably gonna stay in the night before, as well."
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Certainly, Davis Bertans is a knockdown, dead-eye shooter who deserves the opportunity to showcase his abilities during All-Star weekend, as some of his shooting statistics are staggering. Bertans is top-15 in the NBA in both 3-pointers made (105) and attempted (242), which gives him a 43.4 percent clip from downtown — good for 10th in the NBA.
Because the four-year veteran is knocking down triples with the Wizards to a stunning degree, his true shooting percentage — which compiles two-pointers, 3-pointers and free throws — is sitting a lofty 64 percent for 14th in the NBA. Most of the players in the top 20 are big men who hang out around the rim.
Beyond that, the Wizards’ big man is 10th in the NBA in effective field goal percentage at 61.6 percent. This list is once again populated with plenty of big men who do most of their scoring around the basket, as well as 3-point specialists like George Hill, J.J. Redick, Doug McDermott and Joe Harris.
Bertans has been amazing for the Wizards, and clearly, his coach believes he deserves a shot at the 3-point contest in February.