Bertans informed the Wizards on Monday that he won't be joining the team in Orlando when the NBA season resumes in late July, Adrian Wojnarowski and Tim Bontemps of ESPN report.

While Bertans' rationale behind his decision to sit out the season restart isn't fully known, Wojnarowski speculates that the 27-year-old -- who previously tore the ACL in his right knee twice while playing in Europe earlier in his career -- may be looking to protect himself from an untimely injury as he heads into free agency this offseason. According to Wojnarowski, the Wizards are in full support of Bertans' decision, and the power forward is still expected to take part in pre-Orlando training with the team. Bertans should have an active market in free agency after firmly establishing himself as one of the NBA's most dangerous threats from downtown in 2019-20, knocking down 3.7 triples per game while converting them at a 42.4 percent clip.

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