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Deni Avdija

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Deni Avdija 

Post#1 » by TGW » Thu Nov 19, 2020 1:57 am

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Post#2 » by Dat2U » Thu Nov 19, 2020 1:59 am

The ability to shoot will make or break him.
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Post#3 » by gandlogo » Thu Nov 19, 2020 2:03 am

Hey y'all - Wolves fan here. I love the pick for you. I wanted Deni with the #1 pick, so I'll probably hang out here at times as the season gets nearer. Congrats and cheers!
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Post#4 » by LyricalRico » Thu Nov 19, 2020 2:03 am

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Post#5 » by miller31time » Thu Nov 19, 2020 2:06 am

Would have loved Haliburton with the pick. When was the last time we had a rock-solid combo guard off the bench? Antonio Daniels? Deni just seems redundant with another no-defense forward in Rui.

I hope I eat my words. We’ll see.
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Post#6 » by Eli Babak » Thu Nov 19, 2020 2:08 am

They certainly went BPA (of course you can argue about that) over fit. I like his potential and hopefully things work out in DC.
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Post#7 » by I_Like_Dirt » Thu Nov 19, 2020 2:08 am

I think he can play. Not an immediate star or anything but the long game is strong here. I like this direction. Long, rangy, dynamic forwards and wings is the way of the future.

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Post#8 » by long suffrin' boulez fan » Thu Nov 19, 2020 2:08 am

miller31time wrote:Would have loved Haliburton with the pick. When was the last time we had a rock-solid combo guard off the bench? Antonio Daniels? Deni just seems redundant with another no-defense forward in Rui.

I hope I eat my words. We’ll see.


I wanted Halliburton.

Denji could be a steal. Could be completely mediocre
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Post#9 » by Ruzious » Thu Nov 19, 2020 2:09 am

Dat2U wrote:The ability to shoot will make or break him.

And pretty much everyone seems to think he'll be a good shooter.

Honestly, I would have taken Haliburton and wanted Okongwu, but... I had Avdija going 4th, and there's no doubt in my mind that he's a better prospect than Patrick Williams - who did go 4th. What really sold me on Avdija was hearing him interviewed a few days ago. He is supremely confident in his abilities - there's legitimately no doubt in his mind that he's going to be a great player. And he loves playing defense. Asked what type of players he wants to defend - he said the other team's best player - no matter the position. Some might think he's too similar to Rui - he's not. He was the right pick in that situation. And he'll start at the 3.
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Post#10 » by mhd » Thu Nov 19, 2020 2:09 am

Ted certainly ants the attract the international market :)
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Post#11 » by Meliorus » Thu Nov 19, 2020 2:09 am

He can't shoot, his advanced stats are garbage, his free throw percentage is garbage. There's a reason why he slipped, he's not an NBA player.

Back to back drafts with forwards who can't shoot or defend. Good stuff Tommy.
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Post#12 » by gambitx777 » Thu Nov 19, 2020 2:13 am

Does this mean we know davis B is going to be out of our price rannge ? I mean no he's not that kind of shooter but still?


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Post#13 » by long suffrin' boulez fan » Thu Nov 19, 2020 2:13 am

Do his hips bend?
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Post#14 » by Wizardspride » Thu Nov 19, 2020 2:16 am

I like the pick quite a bit but I'm big into high upside players...especially when selecting where we were.
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Post#15 » by Eli Babak » Thu Nov 19, 2020 2:18 am

gambitx777 wrote:Does this mean we know davis B is going to be out of our price rannge ? I mean no he's not that kind of shooter but still?


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I don't think so. I think they'll overpay Bertans (unless he gets a crazy +20M/year offer), but it's not my money... :roll:

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Beal/Brown/Robinson
Bonga/Avdija/Schofield
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They need a defensive C and of course they still have their 37th pick (and maybe they buy another).
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Post#16 » by gambitx777 » Thu Nov 19, 2020 2:18 am

I would have loved to get stick but I'm happy with it tbh.
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Post#17 » by doclinkin » Thu Nov 19, 2020 2:19 am

Could this be a pick they made for a trade down target lower down?
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Post#18 » by miller31time » Thu Nov 19, 2020 2:21 am

Deni Avdija, F, International — Promising forward whose shooting is suspect. The Wizards could do worse if he’s available at 9, though drafting him would likely necessitate trades. He’s probably a minimum of two seasons from being a contributor.


Here’s our very own Kevin Broom’s assessment of Deni, through the lens of YODA. (He had him at 8. Haliburton at 2, Vassell at 4)
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Post#19 » by dlts20 » Thu Nov 19, 2020 2:21 am

gandlogo wrote:Hey y'all - Wolves fan here. I love the pick for you. I wanted Deni with the #1 pick, so I'll probably hang out here at times as the season gets nearer. Congrats and cheers!

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Post#20 » by TGW » Thu Nov 19, 2020 2:22 am

doclinkin wrote:Could this be a pick they made for a trade down target lower down?


Doubt it. Woj said the Wizards FO had Avidja very high on their board.
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