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Davis Bertans out for at least two weeks

The Washington Wizards forward has a right calf strain.

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Davis Bertans has had a rough season.
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On Friday, the Washington Wizards announced that forward Davis Bertans was diagnosed with a strained right calf after having an MRI done.

Bertans is currently averaging 10.8 points and 2.9 rebounds this season. He is on the first year of a five-year, $80 million contract after a career-high 15.4 ppg performance last season.

It’s safe to say that Bertans’ performance this season hasn’t been what we were hoping for. He couldn’t condition properly before the season due to a lack of suitable opportunities overseas in his native Latvia. That led him to shoot at lower percentages as he played back into shape.

And if that weren’t enough, Bertans was sidelined with the coronavirus when the Wizards suffered a team outbreak in January. While this calf strain doesn’t appear to be a season ending one, it still hurts given that Bertans has a large contract and hasn’t played to it so far.

With Bertans out, there will likely be more playing time for other small forwards, including rookie Deni Avdija and Troy Brown, who is the subject of trade rumors.

Get well soon, Davis.