Watch a fired up Tommy Sheppard make selection of Deni Avdija


The Wizards made what seemed like an easy decision Wednesday night with the ninth overall pick in the 2020 NBA Draft. Once playmaking forward Deni Avdija was still on the board when they were on the clock, many experts felt he was the clear choice.

Washington obviously agreed, making the pick and earning praise from a number of analysts who felt Avdija was the early pick for steal of the draft.

When the time came to make the choice, Wizards GM Tommy Sheppard was as excited as anyone to send in the pick.

According to Wizards head coach Scott Brooks, Sheppard looked like he was ready to start running as soon as the pick was made.

Thanks to the video posted by the Wizards, we can see exactly what he means.

The Wizards don't want to be picking in the top 10 of the draft often, but when they do, they are hoping to add players like Avdija. And when they get the chance to add a player with his abilities, they will always be excited.