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Report: Wizards forward Davis Bertans sitting out resumption at Disney World

Wizards forward Davis Bertans:

No wonder Bertans won’t play in the NBA’s resumption in Disney World.

Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN:

It’s unclear whether Bertans will have his salary docked. The framing – “preventive measure, which Wizards fully support” – allows wiggle room. But it sounds like he will have his pay reduced.

This could cost Bertans at least $604,752 in salary. He could lose an additional $75,594 of salary for each play-in and playoff game the Wizard play (max of $1,058,315 in lost wages).

And that’s just base salary. All players – whether or not they report, whether or not their teams are continuing – are having salary withheld because NBA-wide revenue is so down.

The Wizards are high on Bertans and will probably re-sign him. He could land an annual salary around $15 million (if the cap remains roughly flat). It’s just not worth risking injury right now.

Players who choose not to play in Disney World must inform their teams by Wednesday in order to avoid discipline. Expect others to follow Bertans.