Report: Wizards forward Davis Bertans sitting out resumption at Disney World
Wizards forward Davis Bertans:
- Is having a breakout season
- Will entering unrestricted free agency for the first time in his career this offseason
- Tore his ACL twice
- Plays for a team with little chance of even making the playoffs
No wonder Bertans won’t play in the NBA’s resumption in Disney World.
Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN:
Sitting out is preventive measure, which Wizards fully support. Franchise is treating Bertans as a top offseason priority in free agency. Bertans -- 16 PPG, 42 percent on 3's -- still expected to participate in pre-Orlando training with team. https://t.co/vjIrWXu8wk— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) June 22, 2020
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).
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.