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Dani Avdia: "I'm being scouted more, I'm no longer one to stand in the corner" | Israel today


Ahead of tonight's early game against Chicago (10:30 p.m.), the Israeli forward was interviewed for the podcast of the Wizards' official website: "I hear the opponents talking about me, they realized that I'm not a sucker. I no longer live or die for the three-pointer. After all, there is a hierarchy in the team Ours, you can't throw away all the time.."

Danny Avdia continued on Friday nights the trend of offensive improvement with double figures in Washington's loss to the Knicks, ahead of tonight's early game (10:30 p.m.) against Chicago, the Israeli forward was interviewed for the podcast of the Wizards' official website in Israel, where he talked about the team's structure and integration in the locker room.

On the improvement in the three-point shot: "There are games where I think more about the shot, and there are games where it happens to me less. I like the games where I think less. If I take the shot when the ball is in my hand for less than 3 seconds, I score at a good percentage. When the ball is in my hand for more than 3 seconds, then my percentage drops drastically to something like only 20 percent. The three-pointer is often mental, not necessarily a matter of technique. When I'm not thinking about the shot, I'm better."

Danny Avdia.

No longer living outside the arc, photo: AP

On the number of shots: "You have to bite your lip and accept the situation as it is right now. They can tell me, 'Why are you passing?' The last shot...

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On the reactions from the fans: "In the end, people don't understand what's really going on inside the team. It's easiest to come and say through the screen what I should do. Sometimes you also have to stand in the corner, great players also stand there sometimes, that's part of basketball. If there are people who don't They like the way I play, that's already their problem.

Danny Avdia.

Be optimistic, photo: AP

On the more respectful attitude from players in the league: "I feel that I'm being scouted more, and I hear the coaches talking about me from the sidelines. They get into their minds that I'm not someone who stands in the corner, someone like that is not a sucker. It's very difficult to stop me when I go to the basket at top speed, or you do I have a foul or I score, especially against players shorter than me. I hope my friends will continue to believe in me."

"I don't stop throwing because I believe in my shooting, but I saw that there are many more ways to produce points, I'm happy that I'm doing so many things on the field, the next step will be to develop penetration from the left side as well, to develop changes of direction, I'm really expanding my game And learning to be a much better and more efficient player."

Danny Avdia.

Will he continue to flourish against the Bulls?, Photo: USA TODAY Sports

On the locker room: "Social status is very important, I think I brought something different here. I became a bit more mature, so the guys respect what you have to say. All in all, I'm a happy person, a person who spreads joy, I'm very positive and fun To see that it is appreciated. Porzingis and I's connection was very helpful. People get carried away by this connection, they see the friendship between us and understand what a European connection is."

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Source: israelhayom

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