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Re: Deni Avdija Full "UNGUARDABLE" 2019/20 Highlights ● The Next STAR! 

Post#421 » by Ghost of Kleine » Tue Mar 24, 2020 2:12 am

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Hey Everyone, I'm a NBA fan from Europe and i want you to know about Deni Avdija - Top 3 Projected Pick In The 2020 NBA.
*i'm also new here (:

so in my opinion Deni NO DOUBT(!!) has a great potential to be an NBA star, he had a wonderful season and don't forget that like Luka he played until now in the Euroleague and not in college.

He has everything that good young prospect needs to have, he is very athletic and runs the floor like crazy. He is also a great floor manager and his passes are amazing. Believe me as someone that watched every game of him, he is the next thing.

I made a video of his best plays from the Euroleague (thes second best league in the world), so you can impressed, enjoy from it (:

By the way, Deni played in Maccabi with a lot of former NBA players like Amare Stoudemire, Omri Casspi, Quincy Acy, Tarik Black, Tyler Dorsey and Nate Wolters.

If you can help me and to share the video with other fans i will appracite it very much guys, thanks.
If you have any questions you can ask everything!


He's definitely a very special prospect with major potential.

I guess that my questions for you would be:

1- How is his physicality and willingness to play tough defensively?

2- It's been rumored that he's pretty intense and passionate. And that he has a very good relentless work ethic/ drive to become great! Have you noticed these traits from him when seeing him play? Is he constantly aggressive and a leader on the floor?

3- Lastly is the enigma of his poor free throw shooting. Do you believe that he will systematically improve upon it, and develop that aspect of his game?

Having said that I do really like his versatility, And wouldn't be upset at picking him at our spot. Although I don't think he'll still be there when we are picking. :wink:
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Re: 2020 NBA Draft Prospect Watch 

Post#422 » by SunsRback4Good » Tue Mar 24, 2020 2:28 am

Looks like the next Hedo Turkoglu.
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Re: 2020 NBA Draft Prospect Watch 

Post#423 » by Ghost of Kleine » Tue Mar 24, 2020 4:50 am

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I'd really love this guy as a backup replacement 4 for Saric. Especially IF Saric leaves via free agency, Or is moved in a trade.


I'd love him as a bench guy. Very high IQ. Like top 5 in the entire draft IMO. No doubt in my mind he sticks in the league. I don't think he's our answer as a starting 4, and I wouldn't take him with our 1st rounder b/c we should have some starting capable players there (Toppin, for instance) but I'd be happy if we traded for him.


I wouldn't mind buying a 2nd round pick for him. Maybe from Sacramento who I believe has 4 or something. Or from another team. I wouldn't have him be a starter for us either. However, I do think that he'd be a very versatile backup 4/5 for us. And would allow us to move Saric in a deal for something of value. Maybe in a trade for either Markannen or Gordon perhaps. And if it's Gordon, Then his shooting would be very valuable to us.

I think that my overall ideal draft night scenario would be :

1- Draft Toppin.
2- Trade Oubre/ Saric for Gordon/ and Orlandos' 15th pick.
3- At pick 15, Draft Saddiq Bey or Devin Vassell to replace Oubre and give us more offense off the bench at the 2/3.
4- Buy a 2nd round pick from a team with multiple 2nds like.......... The 76ers' or the Kings. And then draft a the best offensive guard option available. My preference would be Grant Riller or Skylar Mays.

So essentially, We could walk out of draft night with :

- Aaron Gordon ( Starting 4).
- Obi Toppin ( backup 4).
- Saddiq Bey ( backup 2/3).
- Grant Riller or Skylar Mays ( **purchased 2nd round pick).

**Then in free agency, Go after Van Vleet hard. If we don't get him, Then sign Augustine.

OR IF we trade for Markkanen, Then with our pick, At 10, We take either Isaac Okoro or Tyler Bey to play strong defense next to Markannen. We buy a 2nd and Take Grant Riller (1) or Skylar Mays (2).

Then in free agency, We go hard after Van Vleet or if not, Augustine. Then resign Baynes. Sign Bryn Forbes using our exception?

- Rubio/ Augustine/ Jerome.
- Booker/ Forbes/ Skylar Mays.
- Bridges/ Tyler Bey/ Cam Johnson.
- Markannen/ Saric/ Diallo.
- Ayton/ Baynes/ Kaminsky.
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Re: 2020 NBA Draft Prospect Watch 

Post#424 » by Ghost of Kleine » Tue Mar 24, 2020 6:42 pm

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Just a little comparison of Killian Tillie ( statistically) to that of Both Danilo Gallinari AND Dario Saric. He should also absolutely be available in the 2nd round too. There should be no question whatsoever that we should draft him as an eventual replacement for Saric, and to give us insurance for our frontcourt floor spacing, And for added depth for our bench.

http://www.tankathon.com/players/compare?players=killian-tillie--danilo-gallinari--dario-saric



** Also, a look at how close Skylar Mays and Jamal Murray are by comparison.

http://www.tankathon.com/players/compare?players=skylar-mays--jamal-murray . They actually compare pretty favorably. And Skylar Mays is slated to be around the end of the 2nd round too.

Lastly, we'll take a look at Xavier Tillman and how he projects with both PJ Tucker and Draymond Green. He actually compares quite favorably as well, And has terrific defensive instincts. He's slated to go in the middle of the 2nd round approximately and could also be another viable backup 4 option defensively in a Draymond Green type of mold. He's not a great three point shooter yet. But he is capable at 27%.

Lastly, The comparison between Grant Riller and Fred Van Vleet.
http://www.tankathon.com/players/compare?players=grant-riller--fred-vanvleet .

As you can see, They're very similar overall. So in theory, We have the opportunity to get the next Fred Van Vleet in the 2nd round, As Riller is projected to go somewhere around the middle of the 2nd round. All of these players could be had on the cheap with 2nd round picks, And we should be taking a flier on at least one IF not two of these high potential prospects, As we are really devoid of high value trade assets and depth.
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Re: Deni Avdija Full "UNGUARDABLE" 2019/20 Highlights ● The Next STAR! 

Post#425 » by Pistol King » Tue Mar 24, 2020 8:59 pm

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Hey Everyone, I'm a NBA fan from Europe and i want you to know about Deni Avdija - Top 3 Projected Pick In The 2020 NBA.
*i'm also new here (:

so in my opinion Deni NO DOUBT(!!) has a great potential to be an NBA star, he had a wonderful season and don't forget that like Luka he played until now in the Euroleague and not in college.

He has everything that good young prospect needs to have, he is very athletic and runs the floor like crazy. He is also a great floor manager and his passes are amazing. Believe me as someone that watched every game of him, he is the next thing.

I made a video of his best plays from the Euroleague (thes second best league in the world), so you can impressed, enjoy from it (:

By the way, Deni played in Maccabi with a lot of former NBA players like Amare Stoudemire, Omri Casspi, Quincy Acy, Tarik Black, Tyler Dorsey and Nate Wolters.

If you can help me and to share the video with other fans i will appracite it very much guys, thanks.
If you have any questions you can ask everything!


He's definitely a very special prospect with major potential.

I guess that my questions for you would be:

1- How is his physicality and willingness to play tough defensively?

2- It's been rumored that he's pretty intense and passionate. And that he has a very good relentless work ethic/ drive to become great! Have you noticed these traits from him when seeing him play? Is he constantly aggressive and a leader on the floor?

3- Lastly is the enigma of his poor free throw shooting. Do you believe that he will systematically improve upon it, and develop that aspect of his game?

Having said that I do really like his versatility, And wouldn't be upset at picking him at our spot. Although I don't think he'll still be there when we are picking. :wink:

I will answer by myself since I've been watching many Avdija's games this year and I'm very high on him.

1. Huge willingness to play a tough defense. Until few months ago defense wasn't part of his strengths. He worked on this area
very hard and in the last two months he became one of the 2-3 best defenders in Maccabi TA, his team. Also his coach philosophy is very heavy defensive mindset, he would throw a player to the bench if he wouldn't play good defense, Deni didn't get major minutes in the starting of the season because of that, and that's why he's averaging 20 minutes per game in the Euroleague the last 7 games.
Physicality he will have to improve and gain muscles and strengths. No doubt about it. His body is still in a growing process.

2. Yep, very passionate, great work ethic. When people asking me about him I'm saying that his willingness to become great is a part of what I love about him so much. He's very ambitious and hard to get satisfied, always push himself to do better on and off the court. I'd also add that he has a very competitive behavior on the court. He's also has a leader mentality but showed it much more on the FIBA U-20 championship than what he shows at the moment around his pro older teammates. He says in interviews and he shows it on the court also that he doesn't afraid of challenges and when get big responsibility on his shoulders to make a money-time play. Example: a few weeks ago in a game against the 1# team in the Euroleague he successfully guarded a quick point guard, Shane Larkin, in the final crucial possession.

3. His FT% are bad at the moment, but I believe his mechanics is too good to not be improved to around 75-80%. I'd just give a simple example, in that FIBA championship at the semi-final against France, a high pressure game, he went to the FT line 14 times and made 12 of it. I just don't see a scenario when a bad FT shooter make 12 of his 14 attempts in such game.
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Re: 2020 NBA Draft Prospect Watch 

Post#426 » by starbosa10 » Wed Mar 25, 2020 11:05 pm

Walt_Uoob wrote:I will always trust this board's take on UofA players after several people sang the praises of Markkanen and then he totally exceeded them, at least in his rookie year. So it's telling to me that not one person seems to be hyping up or defending Mannion.

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Re: 2020 NBA Draft Prospect Watch 

Post#427 » by Ghost of Kleine » Thu Mar 26, 2020 5:14 pm

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Aaron Nesmith would be another nice sniper option, opposite Cam if we acquired an additional pick in the 20s' of the draft. I know that there's a lot of mention that this is a pretty underwhelming draft. However, When taking into consideration the very real possibility of a greatly reduced draft, And a resulting much smaller amount of cap space to use in free agency, Cheap value contracts with high potential will become increasingly important until the cap resettled and rises again. Especially with extra consideration to Aytons' scale increase ( possibly max range)? And Bridges extension too. And that's aside from what Oubre may still get in 2021. We could possibly end up with around 80+ million tied up in our core players alone.

We are at a point wherein we need to be adding cost effective contracts with high potential and production depth to bolster our current vet rotation. Aaron Nesmith, Along with the others I have previously mentioned are great prospects that could bring immense value for us during a tightened restrictive salary cap over the next few seasons. :dontknow:
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Re: 2020 NBA Draft Prospect Watch 

Post#428 » by Ghost of Kleine » Thu Mar 26, 2020 6:12 pm

https://syndication.bleacherreport.com/amp/2882603-2020-nba-draft-historical-and-current-pro-comparisons-for-projected-top-picks.amp.html?__twitter_impression=true

Even for Bleacher report, This article is pretty damn good guys. And is a very interesting read and perspective. Especially with respect to their prospect comparisons for this upcoming 2020 draft
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Re: 2020 NBA Draft Prospect Watch 

Post#429 » by Ghost of Kleine » Thu Mar 26, 2020 9:13 pm

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**So many things point to Grant Riller being a highly productive NBA guard with immense potential. There's absolutely no reason whatsoever that we shouldn't do anything reasonably neccessary to draft him in the 2nd round. If we pass on him, We'll surely regret it!

Again, With his skillset and ridiculous talent He could easily become Fred Van Vleet 2.0
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