Tony Parker and Kawhi Leonard — San Antonio Spurs
Boris Diaw — San Antonio Spurs
Kawhi Leonard and Tim Duncan — San Antonio Spurs
Tony Parker and Manu Ginóbili — San Antonio Spurs
Tony Parker — San Antonio Spurs
As for where he stands with the Spurs, Bertans expects he’ll be making the leap to the NBA sometime in the next two seasons.
“I think they count on me as a player in the next two years.”
Bertans said the Spurs were supportive of him signing with Baskonia because they’ve had a respectable relationship with the club before, when Tiago Splitter played there, while they’re also monitoring 2011 draftee Adam Hanga currently in Baskonia. Bertans also stated that his contract with Baskonia has an NBA-opt out after each season.
In his discussions with Coach Crespi, Bertans says he’s 95% sure he’ll be playing the small forward position with Baskonia, but he’ll also play some time at the power forward spot. When asked about some of the Spurs’ current players on the roster, Bertans said with San Antonio, you have to be able to play multiple positions, not just one central position.
On his summer, Bertans said he flew to Santa Barbara, California for physical tests, then trained with the Spurs’ Summer League team in Las Vegas, but didn’t play in the games. Bertans says he’ll return to San Antonio to work with the Spurs’ trainers individually before heading to Spain for preseason camp with Baskonia.
Coach Pop and Kawhi each won the individual ESPYs they were up for last night. Their awards weren’t televised because of course they weren’t. Congrats!