Khimki inks shooting ace Bertans for two years
Khimki Moscow Region added three-point ace Dairis Bertans on a two-year deal, the club announced Monday.
Bertans (1.94 meters, 29 years old) led the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague in three-point accuracy last season at 53.6% with AX Armani Exchange Olimpia Milan. He averaged 6.4 points with 37 three-pointers made in 22 EuroLeague games before leaving midway through the season. Bertans finished the campaign with New Orleans of the NBA, where he averaged 2.8 points in 12 games.
Bertans made his EuroLeague debut with Darussafaka Dogus Istanbul in the 2016-17 season, during which he ranked third in the competition with 50% three-point accuracy. Bertans also has eight seasons of EuroCup experience with ASK Riga, BK Ventspils and VEF Riga, all in his native Latvia, as well as with Bilbao Basket of Spain. He is a regular with the Latvian national team, too. Bertans has accumulated 545 points (6.6 ppg.) in 82 EuroLeague career games and ranks 10th all-time in three-point shooting percentage (46.9%).