Deni Avdija would appear to be a player the Cleveland Cavaliers could very well select in the upcoming NBA draft.
The Cleveland Cavaliers are currently set to make the fifth selection in the 2020 NBA Draft. That draft status could change according to Sport Illustrated’s Sam Amico who reported that there were some in the league who believed the Cavs could trade the pick away, including “several” SI sources and one opposing NBA executive.
But as of now, the fifth pick still belongs to the Cavaliers, and there are plenty of interesting possibilities in regards to who Cleveland may select. One player, who Cavs general manager Koby Altman personally scouted earlier this year, per a report from Cleveland.com’s Chris Fedor, is Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv forward Deni Avdija.
Avdija has been on the radar of many NBA teams due to his massive offensive potential. Standing at 6-foot-9, Avdija has great size, and instincts for his position, and has nice quickness. He is also only 19 years old, meaning he is currently only scratching the surface of his overall potential.
Deni Avdija has been considered by some to be a high ceiling player in a draft that is filled with many uncertain prospects. With the difficulty that comes with assessing potential draftees in the 2020 NBA Draft class, Avdija’s All-Star potential must certainly seem enticing to many teams, including the Cavaliers.
And while there is a chance that Avdija is drafted to be the newest member of the Cavaliers organization, he still has a number of issues in his play style that he must resolve.
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If Deni Avdija is drafted by the Cavaliers, what needs to happen for his rookie season to be considered a success? What should he be working towards during his first NBA season?
Here, I’ll detail two goals that I believe Deni Avdija should strive to reach if he is picked by the Cleveland Cavaliers in the upcoming draft.
The first has to do with his perimeter shooting.