Golden State Warriors rookie Brandin Podziemski expressed his dismay at the prospect of participating in the play-in tournament again.

Reflecting on his rookie season’s end, Podziemski emphasized his aversion to the play-in format during interviews.

“I don’t want to be in the play-in anymore. I had my little taste of it and it was terrible,” Podziemski stated, echoing his disappointment, as reported by Dalton Johnson.

Looking ahead to his sophomore season, Podziemski anticipates an expanded role within the team.

“Naturally my role will increase. I think the ball will be in my hands a little bit more. Just being more efficient, trying to take the burden off Steph and Draymond’s shoulders,” he added, according to Anthony Slater.

Podziemski showcased promise throughout his debut season, averaging 9.2 points, 5.8 rebounds, and 3.7 assists in 26.6 minutes per game, featuring as a starter in 28 games.