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Are Nets interested in another Latvian ... Davis Bertans?

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Jordan Schultz of Yahoo Sports reports that the Nets along with Jazz are interested in Davis Bertans, a 6’10” stretch 4 who played with the Spurs the last two seasons. San Antonio extended a $1.6 million qualifying offer to Bertans Thursday, making him a restricted free agent. The Spurs can now match any offer sheet tendered by other teams, should Bertans want to entertain offers beyond the Spurs.

Bertans, 25, is like Nets second round draft Rodions Kurucs a Latvian as well as a stretch 4. He shot 39.9 percent from deep last season, following on his rookie year average of 37.3 percent. He played 67 games, starting six, and averaged 5.9 points and 2.0 rebounds per game in 12.3 minutes.

Would the Nets be interested in Bertans? He’s certainly a talent, young and would fill a need. The conflict with Kurucs would be minimal in that the 20-year-old Kurucs is bound to see some time in the G-League while Bertans is an established NBA player.

Gregg Popovich is a big fan. “He’s a wonderful shooter, but he also understands how to play,” Popovich said after the season. “He’s really unselfish and he works hard. And he really spreads the court for us, obviously.”