Bertans was assigned for just one day for what was likely a practice with the D-League team, and will now be recalled for Monday's showdown with the Cavaliers at home. Bertans has played for a total of just seven minutes in the team's last three games, however, so it's unlikely he sees much of the floor Monday unless garbage time occurs.
Bertans has seen a total of seven minutes of playing time over the Spurs' last three contests, so they'll send him to the D-League to get extended reps. He should be recalled in time for Monday's tilt with the Cavaliers, although his role has been highly volatile throughout March and it remains to be seen if he'll rejoin the regular rotation right away.
Bertans will return to the bench for Tuesday's game against the Timberwolves.
Bertans drew the start at center on Sunday against the Kings, posting just two points (1-3 FG, 0-2 3Pt) and one rebound across 15 minutes. After finding little success, the Spurs will go back to a bigger lineup Tuesday, pushing Dewayne Dedmon back into the starting five, while bringing Bertans of the bench. Bertans continues to have a highly volatile role, and this move to the bench only further limits his fantasy value.
Bertans will draw the start at center for Sunday's tilt against the Kings, Jeff McDonald of the San Antonio Express-News reports.
Bertans' fluctuating role with the Spurs continues, as he'll draw the start for Sunday's game after playing in only nine of the teams' past 13 outings, averaging 5.1 points and 1.7 rebounds across 12.1 minutes per game during that stretch. It's unclear how many minutes he'll spend on the floor, but the move will send Dewayne Dedmon to the bench.
Bertans submitted 13 points (4-7 FG, 3-5 3Pt, 2-2 FT), three rebounds, two assists and one block over 21 minutes in Saturday's 107-85 win over the Warriors.
Bertans suddenly has increased relevance with the discovery of LaMarcus Aldridge's heart condition, as it moves the 24-year-old up a notch on the power forward depth chart for the time being. He actually outpaced starter David Lee in minutes in the blowout win, although that would likely not be the norm in future games. Bertans is worth a speculative short-term flyer in deep formats assuming Aldridge will be out multiple games, as he provided solid production during a stretch in January where he saw the same double-digit minutes allotment that he is expected to receive as long as Aldridge is sidelined.
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