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Top Deni Avdija News

  • Wizards' Deni Avdija: Considered doubtful for Monday

    Wizards head coach Wes Unseld said Avdija (groin) was a partial participant in practice Wednesday and is considered doubtful for Monday's preseason game against the Hornets, Chase Hughes of NBC Sports Washington reports.

    Avdija didn't play in either of the team's exhibition contests against the Warriors in Japan, and he's trending toward a third straight absence due to a lingering groin issue he picked up while playing for the Israeli national team over the summer. However, when available, the 2020 first-round pick is expected to be a core part of Washington's rotation to start the 2022-23 campaign.

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  • Wizards' Deni Avdija: Not facing Golden State on Saturday

    Avdija won't play Sunday against the Warriors since he continues to rehab from a nagging groin injury, according to Ava Wallace of The Washington Post.

    The young and promising forward has been ruled out for the second game of the series against the reigning NBA champions, but the goal remains to keep Avdija healthy enough to be part of the starting unit for the start of the regular season. The Wizards open their campaign on the road against the Pacers on Oct. 19.

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  • Wizards' Deni Avdija: Nursing groin injury

    Avdija said Friday that he's dealing with a groin injury that occurred while he was playing for the Israeli national team over the summer, Chase Hughes of NBC Sports Washington reports.

    The nature of the injury is unclear, but it sounds like Avdija may be limited when Washington begins training camp Sep. 24. The Wizards' first regular-season game is Oct. 19 against the Pacers, so as long as Avdija can shed any potential restrictions during the preseason, he should be available for the start of the 2022-23 season.

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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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-9, 210 lbs
Birthplace: Beit Zera, Israel
Age: 21
Experience: 2