Deni Avdija

NBA Draft 2020: Deni Avdija celebrated Warriors' 2015 title in old photo

NBA Draft 2020: Deni Avdija celebrated Warriors' 2015 title in old photo

If the Warriors select 19-year-old Deni Avdija in the early stages of the 2020 NBA Draft, they'll be picking a player who appears to have been a fan of the franchise for at least a quarter of his life.

The Israeli-Serbian forward has been lighting up the Israeli Basketball Premier League for Maccabi Tel Aviv, averaging 18.2 points, 6.0 rebounds and 3.2 assists per game. ESPN's NBA draft guru Mike Schmitz describes Avdija as an "aggressive offensive player who is in attack mode every time he steps onto the floor," who, "loves shooting pull-up 3-pointers in transition."

Hmmm. Sound familiar?

That would seem to mirror the way the Warriors played throughout their (still ongoing?) dynastic run. Given a photo posted to Avdija's Instagram in September of 2016, it would appear he has been a fan of Golden State for some time.

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That's the Warriors 2015 NBA Champions hat that Avdija is wearing while apparently sailing off the coast of Spain. A good-looking hat for an even better view.

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Just throwing this out there, but I'm gonna go out on a limb and guess he's a pretty big fan of Steph Curry, too.

Maybe, just maybe, they'll be teammates within a few months, and Avdija will have more Warriors apparel than he'll know what to do with.

NBA Draft 2020: Watch Warriors' potential target Deni Avdija dominate

NBA Draft 2020: Watch Warriors' potential target Deni Avdija dominate

Deni Avdija -- a potential top-five pick in the 2020 NBA Draft -- had a really good game Monday for Maccabi Tel Aviv.

The 19-year-old forward racked up 24 points (8-for-14 overall, 4-for-8 3s), seven rebounds and four assists in a 100-69 win.

The Warriors are guaranteed to end up with a top-five selection, and could target Avdija if they decide to keep the pick.

"They should consider Avdija given his versatility, experience, modern fit and basketball instincts," ESPN's Mike Schmitz wrote in mid-June. "A Curry-Thompson-Wiggins-Avdija-Green small-ball lineup could be one of the most dynamic and versatile in the NBA."

He is "big enough to play power forward but has the ballhandling, creativity and playmaking skill of a point guard," Schmitz wrote in mid-May. "At his best operating out of pick-and-roll, where he displays excellent timing and vision, allowing him to make every read and pass in the book.

"Aggressive offensive player who is in attack mode every time he steps onto the floor. Loves shooting pull-up 3-pointers in transition. Brings toughness, competitiveness and swagger."

[RELATED: Sources: Warriors scouted draft prospect Avdija in Israel]

The Israeli-Serbian prospect is averaging 18.2 points, 6.0 rebounds and 3.2 assists in five games since the Israeli Basketball Premier League restarted June 21.

The 2020 NBA Draft Lottery is scheduled for Aug. 25, while the draft is slated for Oct. 16.

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NBA Draft 2020: Why Warriors should consider Deni Avdija, per Mike Schmitz

NBA Draft 2020: Why Warriors should consider Deni Avdija, per Mike Schmitz

The Warriors are guaranteed to land a top-five pick in the 2020 NBA Draft.

If they keep the selection, will they seriously consider drafting forward Deni Avdija should he be available when they're on the clock?

"They should also consider Avdija given his versatility, experience, modern fit and basketball instincts," ESPN's Mike Schmitz wrote Monday. "A Curry-Thompson-Wiggins-Avdija-Green small-ball lineup could be one of the most dynamic and versatile in the NBA."

The Israeli-Serbian prospect has played professionally for Maccabi Tel Aviv since the 2017-18 season. He is just 19 years old and doesn't turn 20 until Jan. 3.

"In 2018-19, it was mostly NBA scouts crossing the Atlantic to observe Avdija," NBC Sports Bay Area's Monte Poole wrote in late April. "In 2019-20, those trips were upgraded, as a procession of general managers took seats in mostly smallish gyms. The Warriors, according to multiple league sources, were among those taking a long look."

Avdija averaged 12.8 points, 6.0 rebounds and 2.5 assists over 22 games in the Israeli Basketball Premier League this season, while shooting nearly 57 perent from the field and just under 39 percent from 3-point range.

He is "big enough to play power forward but has the ballhandling, creativity and playmaking skill of a point guard," Schmitz writes. "At his best operating out of pick-and-roll, where he displays excellent timing and vision, allowing him to make every read and pass in the book. Aggressive offensive player who is in attack mode every time he steps onto the floor. Loves shooting pull-up 3-pointers in transition. Brings toughness, competitiveness and swagger."

The 2020 NBA Draft Lottery is scheduled for Aug. 25, while the 2020 NBA Draft is slated for Oct. 16.

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