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"This is the time for experiments": Will Avdia get a more central role in Washington? - Walla! sport


The Israeli broke his record for pick and rolls this season, and in the US they expect him to become more involved by the end of the season - also as a game manager of the color: "I like to play there"

Danny Avdia in a shooting competition at Washington practice (from Twitter)

Danny Avdia had one of the best games of his career on Friday, as he delivered

21 points, 11 rebounds and 6 assists

in Washington's win over San Antonio.

In the absence of Bradley Beal and Kyle Kuzma, the Israeli got more opportunities to manage the attacks, and it shows.

In the United States they checked and found that Avdia was involved in 102 pick and roll moves this season (as the creator, not as a blocker) - a record figure in his young career.

Last year he was involved in 98 such moves, and in his rookie season in only 25.

Only four players on the Wizards managed more pick-and-rolls this season, but when it comes to efficiency - Abadiah's pick-and-rolls lead, on average, to 0.76 points per possession - the worst figure on the team.

"However, Avdia found sparks in these situations, and that's why Wes Anseld returns to them," NBC said.

"Avdia has good instincts around blocks, and in passing to teammates. In the last eight games of the season, he will probably get more opportunities for pick and rolls."

An encouraging figure.

Avdia (Photo: GettyImages, Jess Rapfogel)

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The Israeli's main partner in the blocking role in the last games was Daniel Gafford.

"Me and Gaff had a good connection last season as well," Abdia said.

"At the end of last season we ran a lot of pick and rolls. I understand how he blocks, I studied his game. He is a great athlete and knows how to roll to the basket."

Another improvement in Avdia's game recently comes from more touches on the ball in the paint area.

"I like to play with color," he said.

"In Europe I had a lot of post-ups, I managed the game from the paint, this style is very familiar to me. When I have a low defender on me, I see the whole floor."

Despite these words, Avdia made only ten post-ups this season.

"He can improve in this area, and in all other areas," NBC wrote.

"When Washington's chances for the playoffs are getting smaller and smaller, it's time to try."

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Source: walla

All sports articles on 2023-03-26

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