The 6-foot-4, 205-pound guard averaged 16.3 points, 5.9 assists and 4.3 rebounds in 39 games with the Capital City Go-Go this season. He shot 46.9 percent from the field and 43.5 percent from three (attempting 3.8 per game). Grant also comes prepared with four years of NBA experience, having played for the New York Knicks, Chicago Bulls and Orlando Magic. Washington drafted him No. 19 overall in 2015 and traded him as part of the deal to acquire Kelly Oubre Jr.
Grant’s ties to the organization run deeper than a draft pick and G League affiliation — he is the son of former Bullets player Harvey Grant, who spent seven years with the organization.
As a replacement for Bertans, the point guard will make the league’s prorated minimum salary, and he will be a free agent when the season ends. His contract will not count against Washington’s salary cap.
Grant’s likely addition comes as the Wizards continue to prepare for travel to the Orlando area.
As of Tuesday, all players reported back to the Washington area and are participating in coronavirus testing every other day, as mandated by the NBA. Bertans informed the team this week of his decision to sit out the remainder of the season for the sake of his health on and off the court.
Bertans, 27, shot 42.4 percent from three-point range this season, tied for seventh best in the league, and will be a prized free agent when the season ends. The Wizards shot down trade offers for the forward around the time he participated in the three-point contest during All-Star Weekend in February.
Bertans will continue to work out with the team in the District ahead of its departure in early July before returning to his native Latvia.
The Wizards, meanwhile, will have a steep hill to climb to extend their season beyond eight games in Florida. They are the only Eastern Conference team not currently in the playoff picture.
Candace Buckner contributed to this report.