Deni Avdija

NBA DRAFT SCOUTING REPORT

POSITION: SFFROM: IsraelHT: 6-8WT: 210
BORN: 1/3/01YEAR: 01WING: 6-9REACH: NA

Draft Notes

Deni Avdija projects as a top 10 draft pick with a chance to go in the top 5 on October 16th, 2020.

He has an intriguing skill set with his ability to stroke the 3pt shot and score in the half court and he plays an all around game, has a decent physical build and is very quick up and down the court. He’s an aggressive transition player and a really good passer, especially on the move and his feel for the game and competitive fire are what you look for in a young prospect.

His shooting has been a bit maligned and he’s not yet consistent enough but he’s got a nice looking shot and is shooting the ball wit a lot of confidence. As a 6-8 3pt shooter he doesn’t need a lot of space to get his shot off and he’s got a smooth, quick and just about picture perfect release. He can get his own shot off the step back and his combination of driving and shooting leaves the defense helpless.

Another big strength for Deni is his passing ability, which reminds a little bit of Luka Doncic. He’s a quick slasher who draws the defense and can light opposing teams up with his passes. He’s not really a primary ball-handler type of player but he can create offense for himself and others.

On defense he’s purely a wing, lacking the strength and power to guard in the paint and lacking top end agility to stay with guards. He gives good effort and seems to know team concepts and when to help defend but don’t expect him to make any all defensive teams. His less than ideal +1 wingspan doesn’t help.


Comparisons

  • Mike Miller
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Draft Projection

top 10 pick in the 2020 NBA Draft

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2020 Small Forwards

  1. Deni Avdija – 6-8 – Israel
  2. Issac Okoro – 6-6 – Auburn 
  3. Patrick Williams – 6-8 – Florida State
  4. Precious Achiuwa – 6-9 – Memphis 
  5. Saddiq Bey – 6-8 – Villanova
  6. Aaron Nesmith – 6-6 – Vanderbilt
  7. Leandro Bolmaro – 6-7 – Argentina
  8. Jordan Nwora – 6-8 – Louisville
  9. Jaden McDaniels – 6-10 – Washington
  10. Trendon Watford – 6-8 – LSU
  11. Tyler Bey – 6-7 – Colorado
  12. Aaron Henry – 6-6 – Michigan State
  13. Kahlil Whitney – 6-7 – USA