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24 - Davis Bertans

6-10, 211 Small Forward
latvia.gif Latvia International
Birthday
11/12/92 (27 yrs)
Hometown
Valmiera, Latvia
Athleticism
7
Size
9
Defense
6
Strength
7
Quickness
7
Leadership
8
Jump Shot
10
NBA Ready
6
Ball Handling
8
Potential
8
Passing
8
Intangibles
8

NBA Comparison: Austin Daye/Kyle Korver

Strengths: Sharp-shooting forward with a high amount of role-playing potential … Excellent shooting mechanics, featuring an extremely high and quick release … Gets squared up to the basket in a flash … Outstanding catch and shoot ability will make him dangerous coming off of screens … Great shooting range, will have very little trouble adjusting to the NBA three-point line … Not exceptionally quick, but shows good mobility running the floor … Good enough ball-handler to create his own shot, but prefers just one or two quick dribbles before firing away … Strong court-vision and impressive passing ability … Very active player that always plays hard on both ends of the floor … Standing 6’10" will present him an advantage playing on the perimeter in the NBA … Solid character guy who works hard to improve …

Weaknesses: A little one dimensional as a shooter since he lacks great run/jump athleticism … Foot speed is below average by NBA standards … Needs to add weight … Only weighs 211 pounds, which makes him quite thin for either forward position… Doesn’t stand out as a rebounder or defender… Though he shows solid finishing ability in transition, he isn’t much of a threat to drive to the rim off the dribble, which leads to defenders crowding him … Is prone to forcing questionable shots … Has a rather average wingspan of 6’10"…

Notes: An intriguing option in the late first round as a young player to leave developing in Europe … Was described by Nike International Director Rich Shoebrooks as being the top shooter to play on the Hoop Summit International squad since Dirk Nowitzki …

Tyler Ingle 5/13/11

 

YouTube Clip – 08/17/2010

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