An overseas report indicates that the Boston Celtics have invited Dairis Bertans to join their summer league entry in Orlando in July. From The Baltic Course:
'The ''Celtics'' have been following along my progress in Europe, and have invited me to fight for a roster spot on their team,'' the basketball player said. ''I will be going to Boston on June 29, a few days before the start of the Orlando Summer League, so that I could get some more practice in.''
If Bertans does not make it on the ''Celtics'' roster for next season, he does not rule out the possibility that he might not return to Spanish ACB League club ''Bilbao'', which has been going through financial difficulties recently. ''If the club still exists after the summer, then it will likely have much less finances available. I am not prepared to play for a smaller salary. I have reached the age in which I should start earning something.''
In 32 ACB League games for ''Bilbao'' this past season, Bertans averaged 10.3 points, 1.6 rebounds and 1.1 assists per game.