Celtics looking at Latvian guard Bertans

Celtics looking at Latvian guard Bertans
June 6, 2014, 10:30 am
Share This Post

BOSTON - The Celtics are looking to add depth at shooting guard, which is why they'll take a look at Latvian shooting guard Dairis Bertans this summer.

The 6-foot-4 guard has been invited to play for the Celtics' summer league team which will play in Orlando July 5-11.

"The Celtics have been following my progress in Europe and have invited me to fight for a roster spot on the team," Bertans told sportacentrs.com

He told the website that he will be in Boston on June 29, "so that I could get some practice in."

Bertans, 24, appeared in 32 games for the Spanish club ACB Bilbao Basket and averaged 10.3 points, 1.6 rebounds and 1.1 assists per game.

In 14 Eurocup games, Bertans averaged 10.8 points, 1.6 rebounds and 1.5 assists per game.

The need to add another shooter is on the Celtics' wish list this offseason.

Starting shooting guard Avery Bradley is a restricted free agent and the only other shooting guard on the roster for next season is Chris Johnson, who signed a non-guaranteed, multi-year deal. Boston got strong play for Jerryd Bayless last season, but he's an unrestricted free agent this summer and it's unclear if the Celtics will look to re-sign him.