Basketball player Dairis Bertāns has become the latest Latvian to join the ranks of the world's top basketball league, the NBA in the United States, reports.

Bertans has signed for the New Orleans Pelicans according to an official NBA news release March 2.

Bertāns will wear No. 45 for the Pelicans. His brother, Dāvis Bertāns, currently plays for the San Antonio Spurs.

Four Latvians are on NBA rosters at present, the others being Kristaps Porziņģis and Rodions Kurucs.