Davis Bertans: Spurs Draft-and-Stash Player Making Case for Roster Spot


As the NBA and European seasons roll along, we continue to track the progress of the San Antonio Spurs draft-and-stash prospects.

Davis Bertans is one of those players on that list of prospects, currently playing in the Spanish ACB league for Laboral Kuxta.

Bertans has continued to light it up in since we last checked up on the 6-foot-10 forward, playing well in what is widely regarded as the second best basketball league in the world.

Davis Bertans, originally a second round pick of the Indiana Pacers in 2011, is currently averaging a team leading 12.3 points in the ACB League. He is also grabbing 2.9 rebounds per game.

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In addition to leading his team in scoring in the Spanish League, Bertans also leads Laboral Kuxta in scoring when they compete in the Euroleague, averaging 11.1 points.

While Davis Bertans’ scoring numbers are still solid, his output and efficiency continue to fall.

His scoring is down from 13.5 to 12.3 since his last check up while his rebounding is also down, 3.3 to 2.9. Bertans shooting percentage has fallen as well, now under 50% at 48.9%.

Although Davis Bertans numbers have fallen, his offensive ability is still well above average, especially for his young age of 22.

As long as the forward continues to score the ball well, he will be looking at an NBA job down the road.

Side Note: Davis Bertans played against another Spurs draft-and-stash prospect, Nemanja Dangubic, in Euroleague competition on December 19th. Dangubic’s team, Crvena Zvezda, picked up a 90-82 win. Bertans had 16 points in that game on 5-of-8 shooting off the bench. Dangubic finished with nine points, three rebounds, and an assist.

Other Spurs Draft-and-Stash Prospect Updates

6-foot-9 forward Livio Jean-Charles continues to make progress in the French Pro A league for ASVEL Basket after missing last season with a knee injury. Jean-Charles’ minutes continue to rise, now at 10.9 per game, as well as his field goal percentage, currently sitting at 44.4% in Pro A play. His scoring has also risen to 2.9 as well as his rebounding, now 3.5. Jean-Charles has also picked up a few starts for his team, his most notable being an eight point, eight rebound effort against French team Limoges. As his minutes continue to rise, his production should as well.

25-year-old Adam Hanga is having himself a season for Italian team Sidigas Avellino. The 6-foot-7 guard is averaging 10.7 points, 4.1 rebounds, 2.7 assists, and 2.2 steals in league play. His hard work has been rewarded as the Hungarian born player was named to the Italian All-Star Game.

Nemanja Dangubic, the Spurs newest draft-and-stash prospect (drafted in 2014), continues to play well for Serbian team Crvena Zvezda in league play, averaging 6.1 points, 2.6 rebounds, 1.4 assists, and 0.9 steals in 17.0 minutes for the season. The 6-foot-9 shooting guard seems to have lost his touch from deep, however, now only a 22% shooting percentage from three-point range in the Serbian league.

The previous draft-and-stash prospect update can be seen here.

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