Davis Bertans, the sharpshooter of the Washington Wizards, will not go to Orlando, Florida with the rest of his team to complete the 2019-20 season.
When the season resumed on July 30, the Wizards entered the playoffs.
According to ESPN, Washington “fully supports” Bertan’s decision.
Before the suspension of the season, Bertans was in the breakthrough season, averaging points (15.4), rebounds (4.5) and assists (1.7) was the highest in his career.
It is widely expected that the off-season will sign a profitable deal with Bertans.
If he was injured in Orlando, his next transaction could cost millions of dollars.
Since becoming a professional basketball player in 2007, Bertans has torn his correct ACL twice.
Arturs Kalnitis, a Bertans agent, discussed the decision of their clients to opt out.
“After four months of absence, there are not enough weeks to prepare and resume the game. We are not the only ones concerned about this issue. I will not speculate how many people will participate in the competition, but we are not the only ones concerned. I saw Jayson Tatum and some other players who are about to sign this summer raise some concerns [and got insurance policies]. “
The world will have to wait and see what other participants decide to abandon their journey to Orlando.