Report: Davis Bertans, Trevor Ariza Will Not Participate in NBA Season Resumptionby Alex Jordan June 23, 2020 0 comments
Ariza, 34, has been involved in a custody case over his 12-year-old son. With the mother granting a one-month visitation period that coincides with the league’s resumption in Orlando, Fla., Ariza chose his parenting responsibilities over his NBA duties. He could lose between $1 million and $1.8 million in salary, based on whether the Blazers qualify for the playoffs. He has a minimally guaranteed $12.8 million contract for the 2020-21 season.
Meanwhile, Bertans was traded to the Wizards last summer. He will forfeit about $600,000 in salary and up to around $900,000 if the Wizards make the playoffs. This season, he set career-highs in scoring (15.4 points per game), three-pointers made, three-point percentage (42.4 percent), rebounds (4.5), and assists (1.7).
The Wizards enter the NBA restart five-and-a-half games behind the eighth-place team, the Orlando Magic. They have to get to within four games of the eighth-place seed to qualify for the play-in games and would have to beat that team twice to make the playoffs.