Showtime23 wrote: EvanZ wrote:
Soul Rebel wrote:For those that have watched more of Avdija, does anyone think his athleticism is reminiscent of the knocks on Klay when he came out?
Not comparing other aspects of their games, but just the athletic, "not sure if he can keep up with NBA athleticism" critiques that guys like he and Devin Booker had.
Not to mention Luka. Deni isn't an elite athlete obviously, but honestly I'm probably more worried about his lack of length than lack of athleticism.
Luka had the same knocks I called him bust. Look how good he is now. Denis athleticism is very comparable to Luka it wont be the reason he will fail in the NBA.
After seeing Deni mentioning the Bulls as his favorite team and Bulls have international guy in AK, he will absolutely become a bull at #7. Best SF prospect in the draft that fits the teams need most and foward is arguably the most imp position in the NBA. I expect a Hedo type career.
Luka was a superstar in Madrid, running a team at 18 and delivering them -virtually singlehandedly - the most important trophies outside the US with a dazzling combination of craft, maturity, leadership, desire, skills, footwork, defense.....
Avdija is a decent role player on a team in Israel's second division.
I'm guessing you can spot the difference.
Could Avdija becom Hedo 2.0? As a Magic fan, I doubt it, but wouldn't write it off either. I just don't think this kid is the upper lottery talent some feel he is.