The Golden State Warriors have a large selection of players who will fill out the second-place NBA Draft list. Georgian Guard Anthony Edwards may be the second choice. But if he is the first choice, then the Warriors must have another alternative. This time, Steve Kerr’s team prefers that the second-placed player is Deni Avdija.
Even though you have a Draft Pick No. 2, but the Warriors don’t have much choice. Because for this year’s NBA Draft, the quality of the players is considered less prominent than the previous two editions.
Georgia University Guard Anthony Edwards made the most sense for the Warriors to pick. But in fact, it is the Minnesota Timberwolves that have Draft Pick No. 1 also hopes that Edwards is on the top ladder of the 2020 NBA Draft players. Therefore, the Warriors have to go in another direction. Mercury News’ Wes Goldberg reports on the Warriors hoping to find a second-place player operating on the flank.
“The Warriors have high hopes for Deni Avdija and Isaac Okoro. Avdija will be a player who may be in second place, when Edwards goes up in the first place,” Goldberg wrote. “I’m not too optimistic about Okoro’s abilities.”
Avdija’s selling value has skyrocketed over the past year. He was recently named the youngest MVP in Israeli Basketball Premier League history. The 19-year-old has averaged 13.5 points, 6.1 rebounds and 2.6 assists per game in 28 games in the regular season. Advija plays for Maccabi Tel Aviv’s team, and becomes a threat to the opponent’s defense.
“Avdija has a taller posture, and he is still young,” continued Goldberg. “A natural striker. Sharp in finishing, and able to get the beat of the game.”
“The Warriors need to get better at defending, but they also need control of the attack. They can’t rely on Steph Curry and Draymond Green, while hoping for the development of Andrew Wiggins, Jordan Poole and Eric Paschall. Avdija has an immediate effect if the Warriors take it.”
The Warriors need players on the wing. This is essential for the modern basketball game. Avdija is probably the best on the Draft player roster right now. That is the reason the Golden State Warriors hope the Israeli-Serbian player can finish second. The Warriors actually want to try players from other continents. Europe is one of the options.