Deni Avdija: ‘Nobody’s feeling sorry’ for struggling Wizards

Forward Deni Avdija indicated no one is going to take pity on the struggling Washington Wizards.Kyle Kuzma #33, Deni Avdija #8, Tyus Jones #5, and Jordan Poole #13 of the Washington Wizards look on against the Brooklyn Nets at Barclays Center on November 12, 2023 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. The Nets defeated the Wizards 102-94. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)

 “Bad periods, bad times, they don’t last forever. And eventually, you get out of it. We’re patient, and we’ll do whatever it takes to figure it out. Nobody’s feeling sorry for us,” he said, via Paul Terrazzano Jr. of TalkBasket. “Nobody cares about us right now struggling. Nobody cares, honestly, like outside.”

This wasn’t exactly expected to be a banner year in Washington. Just the opposite, as new Wizards head of basketball operations Michael Winger traded away Bradley Beal and Kristaps Porzingis and rebuilt from the ground up.

Now, the leading scorers are the likes of Kyle Kuzma and Jordan Poole, the latter is already drawing criticism for his shot selection and consistency.

So nobody expected the Wizards to be playoff contenders. But no one probably expected them to look as badly as often as they do during a 2-10 start.

“We’ve got to be better. We’ve got to figure it out. We’ve got to be in the gym,” Avdija said. “We’ve got to work out, understand what our roles are, and really play hard because we’re not as talented as some NBA teams and we’ve got to give something.”

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