The Dallas Mavericks acquired Davis Bertans in the deadline day trade that sent Kristaps Porzingis to Washington. The 29-year-old sharpshooting big man gives the Mavs a different look, and that earned him a place in the team’s playoff rotation as they made their way to the Western Conference Finals last season.
It has been a busy summer since for Bertans. He led Latvia to two World Cup Qualifying wins in July, including upsetting Serbia. The 6’10 forward is staying ready as he has two more World Cup qualifiers plus EuroBasket to play before reporting back to Dallas.
In a busy summer of basketball, Bertans took some time to travel to Spain to work on his game at The Sanctuary. It was a basketball and cultural experience set up the NBAPA. Here is a look at Bertans working out and more on the retreat.
Dallas Mavericks forward Davis Bertans is traveling the world to work on his game
Bertans took the time to learn about Spanish culture while working on his game. It was a fantastic trip set up by the Player’s Association that allowed NBA athletes to both vacation and improve their games. Fans can see Bertans working out in Spain below.
Latvia has won three of their first four World Cup Qualifiers, so they have a chance to all but clinch their spot with two wins in August. Bertans will be part of the squad as he attempts to lead his national team to the championships. The World Cup serves as a qualifier for the 2024 Olympics, so Bertans has multiple key games left to play this summer.
Davis Bertans continues to work on his game and improve. The Dallas Mavericks upgraded their frontcourt by acquiring Christian Wood and JaVale McGee this offseason. Will Bertans still be part of the nightly rotation? His shooting likely carves him out a consistent opportunity off the bench, but stay tuned to see how head coach Jason Kidd runs his rotations.