Deni Avdija has proved to be a key player for the Washington Wizards. Over the last three seasons, he has been on a rotation basis and seized every chance that he got. Avdija made his debut in the NBA after being the ninth pick and a lottery win for the Wizards.
He is renowned for his remarkable defensive skills, and as a player in the forward position, Avdija has made his mark in such a short span of time. In the last season, he was able to an average of 9.2 points and 6.4 rebounds in the 76 games that he played. Out of this, he started 40 games and left fans amused.
Furthermore, Avdija signed his rookie contract worth $20.34 million for four years with an average salary of $5,085,337. Even though he has not yet won a championship for the team, it is likely that he will be able to in the near future. Additionally, his physique and towering figure with his skills have proven to make for a brilliant line-up that Coach Wes Unseld Jr. can strategically make use of.
Prior to his NBA debut, Deni Avdija made his ever-lasting impact in the Israeli League. He started his professional career at the mere age of 13. Just three years later, Avdija joined the senior team and became the youngest to do this in the history of the league. Additionally, he was also the youngest to win the Israeli League MVP award.
Deni Avdija recently signed a four-year contract extension worth $55 million
Just before the NBA deadline for extending rookie scale contracts, the Washington Wizards and Deni Avdija agreed on a four-year contract extension. It has been reported that the extension was signed on October 21, and it is worth a staggering $55 million.
The value of the contract has left the fans stunned. Additionally, they hope to see Avdija with uplifted skills and performance on the court. The contract extension reportedly doesn’t come with a player or team option. Neither does it have any kind of incentives. Thereby leaving the Wizards with flexibility if and when they would like to move forward by trading Avdija.
Washington Wizards forward Deni Avdija has agreed on a four-year, $55 million contract extension, his agent Doug Neustadt and Matan Siman-Tov tell ESPN. pic.twitter.com/CEEnAuSrNA
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) October 22, 2023
Furthermore, the contract extension will be valid from 2024-25 up until 2027-28, and during this, Avdija will earn an average salary of $13,750,000. The average amount is more than double what the forward’s average salary was with the Wizards.
The upcoming seasons for Avdija are expected to be thrilling and fans await to watch his performance. After signing the lucrative contract extension, it is likely that he will be given more chances to display his skills. With the level and number of experience that Avdija holds, he could be among the greatest players soon.