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Wizards' Deni Avdija: Scoring stretch continues
Avdija put up 11 points (5-11 FG, 1-4 3Pt), four rebounds, three assists and one steal in the 114-92 loss to New York on Friday.
Avdija has quietly been having one of the more impressive stretches among role players. The rookie is up to 12.7 points, 5.8 rebounds and 3.5 assists since the middle of March. He was thrust into the starting lineup after Kyle Kuzma (knee) was ruled out for the rest of the season.... See More ... See Less
Wizards' Deni Avdija: Starting Friday
Avdija will start Friday's game against the Knicks, Chase Hughes of NBC Sports Washington reports.
Friday will mark Avdija's seventh start of the season. He struggled in previous starts, shooting just 29.5 percent from the field, but he's played better in extended run lately. Over the past 14 matchups, the sophomore has averaged 12.8 points on 43.8 percent shooting, 5.9 rebounds and 3.6 assists in 28.9 minutes.... See More ... See Less
Wizards' Deni Avdija: Plays 34 minutes off bench
Avdija racked up nine points (4-11 FG, 1-7 3Pt), seven rebounds and six assists in 34 minutes during Wednesday's 118-103 loss to Atlanta.
With Kyle Kuzma (knee) still out, Rui Hachimura continues to draw starts, but Avdija has seen his reserve role increase as well. The second-year forward played a team-high 34 minutes off the bench Wednesday and fell one point short of scoring in double figures for an eighth time over the last nine games. However, he salvaged the night with a well-rounded effort, dishing out at least six assists for just the third time this season. Over his last nine appearances, Avdija has averaged 13.2 points, 6.3 rebounds and 3.9 assists in 29.6 minutes per game.... See More ... See Less
Wizards' Deni Avdija: Another productive outing in loss
Avdija ended Tuesday's 107-94 loss to the Bulls with 14 points (6-10 FG, 2-5 3Pt), eight rebounds, three assists, one block and one steal over 29 minutes.
Avdija continued his recent form, putting up numbers across the boxscore. In 30 minutes per night over the past week, he is averaging 15.3 points to go with 7.3 boards, 3.3 assists and 2.5 triples. With very little to play for, the Wizards are likely to keep him as a significant part of the rotation ROS, with a view to deciphering his role for next 2022-23. Keep him locked into all fantasy lineups moving forward.... See More ... See Less
Wizards' Deni Avdija: Scores 21 off bench
Avdija poured in 21 points (7-16 FG, 3-7 3Pt, 4-4 FT), 10 rebounds, four assists and one block across 32 minutes in Friday's 100-97 victory over the Pistons.
Avdija's 21 points scrored were good enough for both a season high and career high. It was also his third double-double of the season. He has averaged 8.8 points, 4.9 rebounds, 2.5 assists, 0.5 steals, 0.3 blocks and 1.0 triples across 23.6 minutes in 13 games in March.... See More ... See Less
Wizards' Deni Avdija: Puts up 12 points Thursday
Avdija ended with 12 points (5-13 FG, 2-7 3Pt), four rebounds and two assists across 32 minutes during Thursday's 114-102 loss to the Bucks.
Avdija was somewhat productive in the loss, continuing what has been a decent few days in terms of meaningful contributions. Despite having carved out a consistent role for the Wizards, especially following the trade deadline, Avdija has been unable to put it all together. His numbers have fluctuated wildly, and, coupled with poor efficiency, he is simply too hard to trust in 12-team formats right now.... See More ... See Less
Wizards' Deni Avdija: Self-revive continues
Avdija recorded 19 points (7-10 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 5-6 FT), seven rebounds and three assists over 28 minutes during Wednesday's 127-109 loss to the Nuggets.
Despite coming off the bench, Avdija led all Wizards in scoring. The 21-year-old has bounced back with two double-digit scoring outings after previously enduring a three-game stretch in which he failed to score across a combined 44 minutes. In his second year, Avdija has improved in most statistical categories and can be regarded as a fantasy sleeper into next season if his usage regulates.... See More ... See Less
Wizards' Deni Avdija: Minutes on decline
Avdija played 11 minutes in Friday's 122-109 loss to the Lakers, finishing with zero points (0-2 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 0-2 FT), four rebounds and two assists.
After averaging 28.0 minutes per game in 11 February contests in the wake of Bradley Beal's season-ending wrist injury, Avdija has seen his role scaled back considerably in March. He's now played 22 minutes or fewer in four of the first five games this month, with his downturn in playing time coinciding with the return of Kristaps Porzingis from a knee injury and the addition of Tomas Satoransky to the roster. Porzingis' scheduled absence for rest purposes Saturday against the Trail Blazers could lead to slight more minutes for Avdija, but the 21-year-old's role doesn't look as though it'll be sizable enough in the upcoming week to make him worth holding in 14-team leagues or shallower.... See More ... See Less
Wizards' Deni Avdija: Off injury report
Avdija (quadriceps) is not on the injury report for Friday's game against the Hawks.
Avdija played just nine minutes before suffering a quad injury Tuesday against the Pistons, but he's good to go for Friday. He's coming off a solid month of February where he averaged 9.2 points, 7.0 rebounds, 1.8 assists and 1.0 steals in 28.0 minutes.... See More ... See Less
Wizards' Deni Avdija: Questionable to return Tuesday
Avdija suffered a bruised right quad and is questionable to return for the second half of Tuesday's game against the Pistons, Chase Hughes of NBC Sports Washington reports.
Avdija collided knees with an opponent and may not be able to return due to the pain. Even if he does step back on the court, he could end up on the injury report for Friday's game against the Hawks.... See More ... See Less
Wizards' Deni Avdija: Booms off bench
Avdija finished with 12 points (4-9 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 3-4 FT), 15 rebounds, three assists and one steal over 31 minutes during Monday's 103-94 victory over Detroit.
Avdija recorded his first double-double of the season while establishing a new career high in rebounds. He has seen a strong uptick in minutes recently and may have put himself on the radar in 12-team leagues in the wake of Monday's big performance.... See More ... See Less
Wizards' Deni Avdija: Returns to Sunday's contest
Avdija (hamstring) returned to Sunday's game against the Celtics in the second quarter, Josh Robbins of The Athletic reports.
Avdija suffered the apparent hamstring injury when he landed awkwardly while driving to the basket late in the first quarter. He played the next couple of possessions -- and even connected on a corner three -- before eventually checking out and heading to the locker room. His return is a great sign, but fantasy managers should monitor his status Monday just to make sure there are no lingering effects after the adrenaline wears off.... See More ... See Less
Wizards' Deni Avdija: Checks out of Sunday's game
Avdija was removed in the final minute of the first quarter of Sunday's game against the Celtics with an apparent left hamstring injury, Josh Robbins of The Athletic reports.
Avdija suffered the injury in question while he landed awkwardly while driving to the basket. He played the next couple of possessions before eventually checking out the game and heading to the locker room for further evaluation. The Wizards have yet to confirm whether Avdija is done for the day or if he'll have a chance to return.... See More ... See Less
Wizards' Deni Avdija: Heads to bench
Avdija isn't included in the starting lineup for Sunday's game against the Celtics.
As expected, Avdija will head back to the bench after he made a spot start Friday against the Raptors in place of Kyle Kuzma (neck), who has been cleared to return from a one-game absence. In the Wizards' 109-105 loss to Toronto, Avdija played 31 minutes and totaled nine points (4-8 FG, 1-5 3Pt), six assists and five rebounds. He'll likely see his court time drop down to around 20 minutes with Kuzma back in the mix.... See More ... See Less
Wizards' Deni Avdija: Starting Friday
Avdija is starting Friday's game against the Raptors
Avdija will make his first start since Jan. 5 since Kyle Kuzma (neck) was a late scratch Friday. The former has averaged 6.6 points and 2.6 rebounds in 16.6 minutes per game across his last five appearances.... See More ... See Less
Wizards' Deni Avdija: Productive despite loss
Avdija recorded 13 points (4-7 FG, 2-3 3Pt, 3-3 FT), five rebounds, three assists, one block and one steal across 23 minutes during Wednesday's 119-118 loss to the Nets.
Avdija made contributions across the board, was efficient offensively, and logged a healthy plus-3 in the box score. He trailed only Montrezl Harrell in minutes off the bench. Avdija has been an underrated defender this season, trailing only Kyle Kuzma and Daniel Gafford in defensive win shares for Washington. He ranks in the top-100 in DWS league-wide despite his limited playing time, ahead of guys like Scottie Barnes and Patrick Beverley. The 21-year-old is a project, but his trajectory is encouraging.... See More ... See Less
Wizards' Deni Avdija: Shifts to bench in loss
Avdija supplied eight points (3-7 FG, 1-4 3Pt, 1-1 FT), one rebound, one assist and one steal over 19 minutes during Friday's 130-122 loss to the Bulls.
Avdija moved to the bench Friday and came away with an uninspiring performance. He had been playing well prior to this game, seeing him land on quite a few 12-team rosters. For fantasy managers who picked him up recently, it's advisable to hold for at least one more game to see how things pan out. With that said, his upside is certainly not high enough to make him a difference-maker, meaning a preemptive drop is also an acceptable strategy.... See More ... See Less
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