getrichordie wrote: BlazersBroncos wrote:
Yeah hes not a good enough shooter imo to be a higher ceiling than Osman who also isnt. Deni right now does project to be a similar role player and that position is coveted but not high lottery worthy imo
I have Osman as his floor, I expect him to be much better. He is doing things at 19 that Cedi wasnt showing at 23. Cedi is also more of a tweener forward and I think Deni is a pure SF.
I think you could even make the case that Avdija's floor is higher than Osman's due to defense, passing and superior athleticism.
Osman is an exceptional passer and defender and to suggest Avdija is more athletic makes me curious if you've seen either play extensively.
Neither are more than smooth athlete types . Deni is not as quick laterally as Cedi Osman and should be a lesser versatile defender in the nba.
I can see him being picked late lottery because the upside as a point forward, im just not sold he will improve much overall to justify it higher than say 12th or after