EvanZ wrote:Deni played against tougher competition didn't he? Bolmaro barely played in Euroleague.
To be honest, they are both being judged by NBA off of junior tournaments. UcanUwill has people debating him over saying it, but it's obviously true.
The reality is, no one in Europe cares at all about the Israeli League, and teams from EuroLeague wouldn't sign a player based off play in that league, unless it was outright complete domination (miles from anything Avdija has done). While looking at Avdija in EuroLeague, he's like a 10th man.
In case of Bolmaro, NBA is 100% judging him on junior tournaments. He's done absolutely zero as a pro player. He's probably like a 15th man or something in EuroLeague. And in fairness, I doubt if Avdija would see any floor time if he was on Barca (Bolmaro's team). So I really don't think either of them is being judged at all by NBA teams on EuroLeague play.
It really shows just how ludicrous the NBA scouting on Doncic was, with all of the "but it's not NCAA competition that he's playing against" constantly being attached to him.
These players are both talents, both projects. Neither of them is a proven player, despite that USA sports media is wrongly making it seem that Avdija is.
In Bolmaro's case, he's playing in Spain's 3rd Division............so clearly these two are being judged on their play in youth tournaments. The same is true of Pokusevski, who is like a EuroLeague 15th man, and was playing in Greece's 2nd Division. None of them is being rated based on play in EuroLeague.