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Eastern Southeast Standings

Team W-L L10 STRK
15-7 8-2 W1
12-10 4-6 L1
9-12 3-7 L3
7-13 4-6 W1
3-18 1-9 L4

2023 Stats

Minutes Per Game
Points Per Game
Field Goal Percentage
Rebounds Per Game
Assists Per Game
Regular Season 26.9 12.2 52.6 5.5 3.9

Top Deni Avdija News

  • Wizards' Deni Avdija: Efficient night in loss

    Avdija logged 15 points (6-9 FG, 1-4 3Pt, 2-3 FT), seven rebounds, four assists, two blocks and one steal in 27 minutes during Friday's 124-97 loss to the Nets.

    Avdija was the second leading scorer on the Wizards behind Kyle Kuzma, in a game that Washington shoot 18.2 percent from beyond the arc. Avdija is quietly averaging a career-high 12.1 points per game while shooting 51.9 percent from the floor and 35.7 percent from three.

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  • Wizards' Deni Avdija: Productive in defeat

    Avdija supplied 22 points (9-12 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 3-4 FT), four rebounds, five assists and two steals in 28 minutes during Wednesday's 139-120 loss to the Magic.

    Although the Wizards struggled to keep up on the scoreboard Wednesday, Avdija was efficient from the floor and matched his highest scoring total of the season while also racking up multiple steals for the first time since Nov. 15. He's scored in double figures in five of his last eight outings and has averaged 12.8 points, 4.6 rebounds and 3.3 assists in 26.8 minutes per game during that time.

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  • Wizards' Deni Avdija: Produces well-rounded line Monday

    Avdija finished with 16 points (6-9 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 3-3 FT), six rebounds and five assists across 26 minutes in Monday's 126-107 win over the Pistons.

    For the fourth game in a row, Avdija played under 30 minutes and failed to provide a block or a steal, but he was at least able to bounce back in the scoring column after shooting 39.1 percent from the field in the Wizards' prior three contests. After signing a four-year, $55 million contract extension in October, Avdija should be fairly secure in the starting five, but he may not have the upside to see his playing time increase dramatically while the Wizards remain committed to opening up minutes for rookie wing Bilal Coulibaly, who has impressed on the defensive end and has thus far proven to be a better perimeter shooter than anticipated.

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  • Wizards' Deni Avdija: Good to go Saturday

    Avdija (illness) will play in Saturday's game against the Hawks.

    Avdija was a late addition to the injury report, but he made it through warmups feeling fine and will give it a go Saturday. The Wizards will roll out their usual starters in the contest.

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  • Wizards' Deni Avdija: Questionable with illness

    Avdija is questionable for Saturday's game against Atlanta due to an illness.

    Avdija is a very late addition to the injury report for Washington. If the Wizards ultimately hold him out, there could be more opportunities for Bilal Coulibaly and Corey Kispert.

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  • Wizards' Deni Avdija: Good to go against Charlotte

    Avdija (illness) is available for Wednesday's game versus the Hornets.

    Avdija has been upgraded from questionable to available Wednesday despite dealing with a non-COVID illness. Avdija has started in all 13 of his appearances this season and is averaging 12.7 points, 5.5 rebounds, 3.6 assists and 1.2 steals in 27.5 minutes over that span.

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  • Wizards' Deni Avdija: Questionable for Wednesday

    Avdija is questionable for Wednesday's game against Charlotte due to an illness.

    Other than Delon Wright (knee), the rest of Washington's injury report is clean. Avdija has been a key player for the Wizards this season, so his potential absence would be a major blow to the team. If he's unable to play, we could see more of Bilal Coulibaly, Corey Kispert and possibly Danilo Gallinari.

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  • Wizards' Deni Avdija: Active defensively in loss

    Avdija contributed 15 points (5-6 FG, 3-4 3Pt, 2-2 FT), three rebounds, four assists and three steals over 24 minutes during Wednesday's 130-117 loss to the Mavericks.

    The three steals tied his season-high mark, while the three made three-pointers established a new one, and it's the third time in 11 games Avdija has delivered at least 15 points. The ninth overall pick in the 2020 NBA Draft is growing into a larger role on the rebuilding Wizards. While he's already on pace for a career-best campaign, his production could find another level simply by virtue of more court time. After not seeing more than 27 minutes a night through the first five contests, Avdija played at least 28 in five straight before getting a bit of a breather Wednesday during a game in which Washington trailed by 20 at the half. If his workload settles in at or even above 30 minutes a game, more fantasy value should follow.

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  • Wizards' Deni Avdija: Poor shooting effort Sunday

    Avdija produced 14 points (6-18 FG, 1-8 3Pt, 1-2 FT), nine rebounds, three assists and three steals in 38 minutes during Sunday's 102-94 loss to Brooklyn.

    Avdija delivered a solid stat line and came just one rebound shy of posting a double-double while also making his presence felt defensively with a season-high mark in steals. However, while this was the seventh time Avdija scored in double figures across his last eight games, it's also worth noting that he ended Sunday's game with more field-goal attempts than points scored. His overall numbers are trending in the right direction, but an uptick in efficiency would undoubtedly boost his upside.

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  • Wizards' Deni Avdija: Quality performance in loss

    Avdija (ankle) notched 16 points (5-8 FG, 2-4 3Pt, 4-4 FT), five rebounds, six assists and one steal across 28 minutes during Monday's 146-128 loss to the 76ers.

    Avdija was efficient and versatile Monday. He was the Wizards' third-highest scorer and co-led the team in assists. He had been on the injury report with an ankle sprain but logged a full workload. Avdija is an important wing player for the Wizards, which makes Monday's production a realistic nightly expectation.

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  • Wizards' Deni Avdija: Upgraded to available

    Avdija (ankle) is available for Monday's matchup against the 76ers.

    Avdija, Daniel Gafford (ankle) and Corey Kispert (ankle) were all considered questionable but will ultimately suit up versus Philadelphia. Across five appearances this season, Avdija is averaging 13.2 points, 5.8 rebounds, 2.8 assists and 1.2 steals in 23.6 minutes per game.

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  • Wizards' Deni Avdija: Trending in right direction

    Avdija, who's listed as questionable with an ankle injury, participated in the Wizards' morning shootaround ahead of Monday's game in Philadelphia, Ava Wallace of The Washington Post reports.

    Avdija, Corey Kispert (ankle) and Daniel Gafford (ankle) are all listed as questionable but participated in the team's morning shootaround, so it appears as though the Wizards will be at full strength versus the 76ers. Across five appearances, Avdija is averaging 13.2 points, 5.8 rebounds, 2.8 assists and 1.2 steals in 23.6 minutes per game.

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  • Wizards' Deni Avdija: Questionable for Monday

    Avdija (ankle) is questionable for Monday's game against the 76ers, Josh Robbins of The Athletic reports.

    Avdija logged his normal workload in Friday's loss to Miami, but he is questionable for Monday. The Wizards are thin on the wings with Corey Kispert also battling an ankle sprain at the moment.

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  • Wizards' Deni Avdija: Puts up 14 points in loss

    Avdija racked up 14 points (6-8 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 1-2 FT), four rebounds and three assists in 24 minutes during Friday's 121-114 loss to the Heat.

    Avdija is clearly behind Kyle Kuzma and Jordan Poole in terms of shot opportunities in Washington's offense, but he's proven capable of contributing as a scorer with four straight double-digit point efforts. The fourth-year forward has made at least half of his field-goal tries in all but one of his five games this season and is shooting an efficient 56 percent from the field overall. Avdija's per-game numbers include 13.2 points, 5.8 boards, 2.8 assists, 1.2 triples and 1.0 steals.

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  • Wizards' Deni Avdija: Scores season-high 22 points

    Avdija contributed 22 points (10-16 FG, 2-4 3Pt, 0-1 FT), five rebounds, three assists, one block and two steals over 24 minutes during Wednesday's 130-121 loss to the Hawks.

    Avdija seems poised to have a breakout season, and Wednesday's outing reflects that, as he left his mark on both ends of the court while registering a season-high mark in the scoring column. Avdija has scored in double digits in each of his last three outings and is certainly trending in the right direction.

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  • Wizards' Deni Avdija: Struggles from field in loss

    Avdija finished Monday's 126-107 loss to Boston with 11 points (4-10 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 2-2 FT), seven rebounds, one assist and one steal in 22 minutes.

    Avdija is expected to operate as the Wizards' third-best scoring option behind Kyle Kuzma and Jordan Poole. While his early-season numbers have not been eye-popping, they've been decent -- he has scored between nine and 11 points while pulling down at least six rebounds in each of his first three games of the campaign. Avdija is valuable enough to be an asset in most formats, though he's still very young and is certainly a player worth keeping close tabs in dynasty and keeper leagues.

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  • Wizards' Deni Avdija: Gets four-year extension

    Avdija agreed to a four-year, $55 million extension with Washington on Sunday, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.

    The deal locks Avdija in with the Wizards through the 2027-28 season. Entering his age-22 campaign, Avdija has shown modest year-over-year growth in his rebounding, assists and field-goal percentage, but he has yet to make any strides with his perimeter shooting (31 percent career mark from three-point range). The contract extension represents a show of faith in Avdija, who should have his best opportunity to date to earn more minutes and take on an expanded role on offense while the Wizards look to replace Kristaps Porzingis and Bradley Beal.

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  • Wizards' Deni Avdija: Leading scorer in preseason loss

    Avdija scored a team-high 18 points (7-14 FG, 4-7 3Pt) while adding seven rebounds in 20 minutes during Friday's 134-98 preseason loss to the Raptors.

    Kyle Kuzma (calf) wasn't able to suit up, so Avdija got the start at power forward and looked fully healthy after he'd missed the early part of the preseason himself with a back issue. Heading into his fourth NBA campaign, Avdija is being counted on to carve out a significant bench role on the rebuilding Wizards and begin to live up to his pedigree as the ninth overall pick in the 2020 draft. Should Kuzma's absence extend past Opening Night -- Wednesday, Oct. 25 against the Pacers -- Avdija seems the most likely candidate to replace him in the starting five.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-9, 210 lbs
Birthplace: Beit Zera, IL
Age: 22
Experience: 3