By Nikos Varlas/ firstname.lastname@example.org
The Latvian forward who was selected with the 42nd pick in the 2011 NBA Draft by the Indiana Pacers and had his rights traded to San Antonio, can make the jump to the NBA. According to Eurohoops sources, the Spurs are ready to make him an offer for a minimum contract.
Bertans has one more year left in his contract with Laboral Kutxa, but he can be bought out. Despite an ACL injury on his right knee, the 24 years old player for years is under the Spurs’ microscope and now the timing can be right for him to travel to the NBA. After all, he had his latest knee surgery and rehabilitation on April in San Antonio, before returning to Vitoria for the end of the season.
Bertans is playing alongside an other Spurs draftee in Laboral Kutxa, Hungarian forward Adam Hanga who had in total a much better season. However, the shooting ability of Bertans from the three points line can make him a rotation player in the NBA.