Danny Avdia reacts to the Washington Wizards victory over the Boston Celtics (Washington Wizards official Twitter account)
As the NBA playoffs kick into high gear, Danny Abedia has begun a long hiatus and hopes to come out of it full of confidence heading into his fourth season in Washington, which could be very important to the rest of his career.
In the United States it is already being defined as "Abadiah's critical summer", and NBC is analyzing the questions leading up to it.
"Abadiah showed much more offensive upside last season. There were games in which he exploded, but the wisdom would be to do it much more often in the future," they explained.
Avdia's plan for the coming months is to work on shooting from the outside, after a season in which his three-point percentage dropped below 30%, and also to improve his left-handed dribbling and penetration to the left side.
"Avdia is aware of the scouting reports of the opposing teams, which try to force him to go to the left, where he feels less comfortable and his penetration is less effective."
The shooting, as mentioned, will have to go through a lot of improvements.
"It will help him show more pieces on the offensive side. If Danny is more stable outside the arc, the opposing teams will have to start respecting his shooting and he will be able to more easily attack the ring, and run more pick and roll moves."
Avdia (Photo: Reuters)
Washington mostly hopes to get Avdia back healthy and well, which didn't happen the previous two summers.
In the summer of 2021, he recovered from a knee injury, and last summer he injured his groin in the Israel national team uniform.
Either way, Washington expects to see a leap forward.
"Washington will be very happy to see Avdia make a leap forward. His development is very important to the team's overall plan, he is an important rotation player and knows that he can benefit greatly if he shows significant improvement next season," NBC explained, referring to the question of Avdia's contract.
The Wizards can sign Avdia to a new contract starting in October, and they have first option on it.
In the past, the Wizards have taken a relatively conservative line when it comes to new contracts for players selected by them in the draft.
"John Wall got a contract extension very early in the third season, but players like Bradley Beal and Otto Porter Jr. were signed to a new contract only after the third season ended. There is also another scenario - Kelly Oubre and recently Roy Hachimura, were transferred In a trade after no agreements were reached on a new contract. This is also a possibility that needs to be taken into account in terms of Avdia," NBC noted, "even though none of the cases mentioned correspond exactly to the situation Avdia is in."