2020 NBA Draft: 5 players that will have the best careers in the class

2020 NBA Draft LaMelo Ball (Photo by Ian Hitchcock/Getty Images)
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2020 NBA Draft Deni Avdija (Photo by TF-Images/Getty Images) /

2020 NBA Draft prospect set for best career: 3. Deni Avdija

Avdija is a 6’8 with a versatile skill set. The 19-year-old can play some point forward while also fitting in off the ball. Any team that takes him will have options on how to build around his skill set.

Avdija won the MVP at the European Under-20 championship in 2019. He has shown in those setting that he can handle the ball, score, and be a playmaker. Israel won the tournament with Avdija leading the way.

During his time playing for Maccabi Tel Aviv, Avdija plays off the ball. He shows rebounding and cutting ability. His defense is improving. The three years of professional experience will help ease the transition into the NBA. The 19-year-old should be able to get the rim and score right away while operating as a secondary creator.

Putting the two together paints a picture of a high ceiling NBA talent capable of playing on any team regardless of the system. He needs to continue improving his defense and shooting. Avdija is a high IQ player with an NBA-ready body. Continued growth will make him a top-five player in this class and potential NBA All-Star as he reaches his prime.

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