Lastly, we look at a second International prospect that is creeping up draft boards and is now a projected top-ten pick. This time, it’s Deni Avdija, and he’s become one of the most polarizing prospects in the entire draft.
“Deni Avdija, a former Most Valuable Player of the FIBA Under-20 European Championship, should be the first non-American international prospect to come off the board,” Parrish wrote. He also noted Avdija’s size at 6-foot-9 would lend him to play multiple positions.
Due to the limited film, Avdija may slip in the draft. However, his low-ceiling and improved shooting should bounce his back into the top ten. Avdija is going as high as top five in many mock drafts.
Being able to play the one through four would be huge for Golden State, a team that could use depth all over the court.
That said, his numbers in the Israeli league aren’t necessarily ideal as he averaged just 4.0 points per game, but he should be able to take his game to the next level with the right amount of development.
The Warriors, if they trade back, are looking for a project, and each of these players may provide them their next future star while also securing a top asset for the future.