Avdija racked up nine points (2-9 FG, 1-7 3Pt, 4-4 FT), 11 rebounds and one block in 25 minutes during Wednesday's loss to Charlotte. Following his first double-double of the season Monday, Avdija nearly notched another double-double and recorded a new season high in rebounds. The second-year forward has certainly found a way to contribute on the glass recently, but his offensive production of 6.0 points per game leaves room for improvement.
Avdija finished with 11 points (5-6 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 1-1 FT), 10 rebounds, one assist, one block and two steals in 28 minutes during Monday's loss to the Pelicans. Avdija finished with his best outing of the season during Monday's loss, as the forward logged his first double-double this year while leading the team on the boards. It was also just his third one of his career. Across the first 13 games, Avdija has reached the eight-point mark in six matchups while grabbing at least six rebounds in eight outings.
Avdija registered five points (1-8 FG, 1-4 3Pt, 2-2 FT), five rebounds and one assist during Thursday's win over the Hawks. Offensively, Avdija had a night to forget, as the forward converted just 12.5 percent overall from the floor. Across the first five games this year, the 2020 first-round selection is shooting 31.8 percent while averaging 5.0 points. Avdija has reached the eight-point mark twice so far this season with the first coming during the season opener and the second in Wednesday's win over Boston.
The Wizards exercised Avdija's third-year option for 2022-23 on Sunday, Chase Hughes of NBC Sports Washington reports. As a rookie last season, the No. 9 overall pick in the 2020 NBA Draft appeared in 54 games while averaging 6.3 points and 4.9 rebounds in 23.3 minutes per contest before his campaign came to an end in late April due to a hairline fracture of his right ankle. Though Avdija enters his sophomore season healthy, he's unlikely to see a major bump in minutes with the Wizards adding Kyle Kuzma and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope at forward this offseason and investing another first-round pick into a wing player (Corey Kispert).
Avdija (ankle) is available during Saturday's preseason game versus New York, Ava Wallace of The Washington Post reports. Avdija will play 18-to-20 minutes Saturday and try to get back on track after sitting out since April.
Last 7 Games
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