In his first media appearance as a member of the Dallas Mavericks, Davis Bertans was asked about what went wrong with his former club the Washington Wizards. The shooting specialist didn’t hold back about the problems in Washington.
“It’s tough to have team chemistry when every single day, the team is basically fighting with each other about ‘I want to get more minutes’ and ‘I want a bigger role.'” Bertans said. “That was probably the biggest part of struggles for most guys during the season. That kinda early on that doesn’t show up because everybody’s trying to figure out what’s going on. Once it starts going downhill, it’s really hard to turn around and start going up again.”
Bertans joined former teammate Kentavious Caldwell-Pope in calling out locker room issues with the Wizards. Caldwell-Pope and since-traded Montrezl Harrell had to be separated during a game earlier this season when arguing over a play.