Originally written on Project Spurs  |  Last updated 1/28/13
The San Antonio Spurs drafted four players in last year's draft, Kawhi Leonard, Cory Joseph, Adam Hanga and Davis Bertans.  Hanga and Bertans are still in Europe and while we've shown you a lot of highlight packages of the super exciting Hanga, Bertans has flown under the radar.  Still, Bertans has indeed turned himself in to a reliable scorer for Partizan of Serbia's Adriatic League.  Check out this highlight package from this season. Pretty exciting to see his quick release.  The combination of his size and release make his shot nearly impossible to block.  He also can do a few things with the ball, mostly one or two dribbles to set up a mid-range jumper.  He can also move without the ball fairly well, making some quick cuts to the basket.  Currently, Bertans is averaging 8.6 points and 2.6 rebounds per game in 22 minutes of play in the Adriatic League.  That may not sound like a lot, but he's his team's third leading scorer and Vladimir Lucic, the team's leading scorer, is averaging 11.9 ppg.  The really good news is Bertans is shooting 52.3 percent from the field and 44.9 percent from three. Two concerns about Bertans is his defense, which he's said previously he's working on (though the above video shows only one defensive play).  The second is he's built like a power forward but should probably be playing small forward.  Or vice versa.  At 6'10" he's ideally a power forward but at somewhere between 210 and 220 pounds, he's got the build of a small forward who isn't swift enough to guard other small forwards.  If he adds another 10-15 pounds, he'll be more able to bang down low.  He just turned 20 last November, so we can assume adding weight won't be too tough.  We can also assume he'll be in Europe for another couple of years since he just signed a three and a half year contract (Europe is weird) last January.
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

NFL upholds Tom Brady's suspension, legal battle likely

Dallas Cowboys officially release RB Ryan Williams

Hulk Hogan reportedly used homophobic slurs, too

Pettine on Browns GM: We're singing from the same hymnal

Reports: Troy Tulowitzki had no idea he was being traded


Dolphins sign Josh Freeman just four days after cutting him

Teammate: Victor Cruz looks faster now than ever before

Donald Trump rips Boston mayor over failed Olympic bid

Power struggles becoming the norm for successful franchises

Report: Tom Brady destroyed phone, suspension to be upheld

J.J. Watt calls training camp 'the greatest'

Five NFL players who will take a step back in 2015

Jets won't hesitate to bench Geno Smith if he struggles

Jonathan Papelbon will be traded … somewhere

Six players poised for big year after season-ending injuries

‘Mystery pooper’ torments golf course by defecating in holes

Gyllenhaal’s parents made him turn down ‘Mighty Ducks’ role

Eli, Romo channel Rob Lowe in new DirecTV commercials

Troy Tulowitzki, the Blue Jays, and upgrading strengths

Nick Saban has incredible advice for his players on chasing girls

Nik Stauskas trolls Thad Matta

Will Smith fires back at former teammate Junior Galette

Sammy Watkins: It's a "problem" if Bills don't win AFC East

NBA News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

NFL upholds Tom Brady's suspension, legal battle likely

Cardinals hire first female NFL coach

Larry Bird: Michael Jordan would kill me in 1-on-1 now

Seau family: HOF broke their word

Kobe to see time at power forward next year

Mike Pettine not ruling out Manziel

Galette appears to unload on Payton

Dez Bryant in 'financial distress' before signing new deal

Top 10 CFB coaches on the hot seat

Was Popovich close to retiring last year?

Kyle Busch continues historic run with Brickyard win

WATCH: Mike Trout HR lands in 'Trout Net'

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Follow Yardbarker