Can Resigning Deni Avdija Before the Start of the Season Be What the Wizards Need?
Story By: Erin Zollars
Photos By: Sol Tucker
Just over 24 hours remain before the 2023-24 campaign kicks off for the Wizards and today, they not only re-signed Deni Avdija but set their opening night roster for the tip off set for Wednesday night in Indianapolis.
So… 4 year, $55 million extension? Is this actually worth it, or we will we see more of him on the bench again this season? While he did have quite a few amazing games this past season, he also had quite a few duds. These numbers would suggest much of that, but this year is different right.
Here are his numbers from last year, you be the judge on this one.
43.7% FG / 29.7% 3pt / 73.9% FT
With the contract extension for Avdija in D.C. through 2027-28, building the future in Washington around Bilal Coulibaly, Kyle Kuzma, Jordan Poole and Deni Avdija.
We will have our first chance to take a look at the team on Wednesday night in Indy and see if they are able to match up against another young team that they seemed to have their share of problems with last season.
|Deni Avdija||SG||6-9||210||3||Maccabi Tel Aviv U18 (Israel)||2020 Rnd 1 Pick 9||Israel||UFA-2028|
|7||Patrick Baldwin, Jr.||SG||6-9||220||1||Milwaukee||2022 Rnd 1 Pick 28||United States||TO-2024; TO-2025; RFA-2026|
|4||Jared Butler||PG||6-3||193||2||Baylor||2021 Rnd 2 Pick 10||United States||RFA-2024|
|John Butler||C||7-0||190||1||Florida State||2022 NBA Draft, Undrafted||United States||RFA-2024|
|0||Bilal Coulibaly||GF||6-8||195||0||Espoirs Boulogne-Levallois (France)||2023 Rnd 1 Pick 7||France||TO-2025; TO-2026; RFA-2027|
|1||Johnny Davis||F||6-4||195||1||Wisconsin||2022 Rnd 1 Pick 10||United States||TO-2024; TO-2025; RFA-2026|
|21||Daniel Gafford||C||6-10||234||4||Arkansas||2019 Rnd 2 Pick 8||United States||UFA-2026|
|88||Danilo Gallinari||SF||6-10||236||15||AX Armani Exchange Milan (Italy)||2008 Rnd 1 Pick 6||Italy||UFA-2024|
|16||Anthony Gill||PF||6-8||230||3||Virginia||2016 NBA Draft, Undrafted||United States||UFA-2024|
|5||Tyus Jones||PG||6-1||196||8||Duke||2015 Rnd 1 Pick 24||United States||UFA-2024|
|24||Corey Kispert||SF||6-6||224||2||Gonzaga||2021 Rnd 1 Pick 15||United States||TO-2024; RFA-2025|
|33||Kyle Kuzma||F||6-9||221||6||Utah||2017 Rnd 1 Pick 27||United States||UFA-2027|
|35||Mike Muscala||FC||6-10||240||10||Bucknell||2013 Rnd 2 Pick 14||United States||UFA-2024|
|97||Eugene Omoruyi||F||6-6||235||2||Oregon||2021 NBA Draft, Undrafted||Canada||RFA-2024|
|13||Jordan Poole||SG||6-4||194||4||Michigan||2019 Rnd 1 Pick 28||United States||UFA-2027|
|9||Ryan Rollins||G||6-3||180||1||Toledo||2022 Rnd 2 Pick 14||United States||RFA-2025|
|20||Landry Shamet||PG||6-4||190||5||Wichita State||2018 Rnd 1 Pick 26||United States||TO-2025; UFA-2026|
|55||Delon Wright||G||6-5||185||8||Utah||2015 Rnd 1 Pick 20||United States||UFA-2024|