Back in December, the Spurs staff is in Europe to follow and scout their prospect. An Israeli sensation Deni Advija who play Maccabi Tel Aviv in Euroleague. A 6’9 forward with a similar skill set like Luka Doncic that torching the league and an MVP candidate. Mock Drafts ranks him in the lottery and Spurs will likely pick him. With the history of Spurs known for finding international talent like Hall of Famers Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili. The good role players like Tiago Splitter, Boris Diaw, Fab Oberto, Luis Scola, and Goran Dragic who having a good career. It’s not by luck but with Spurs’ perfect job on scouting.
This 18-year-old kid currently in the top ten of NBA Draft. According to Tim Fanning, the Maccabi assistant coach, Adviji is a good scorer, rebounder, playmaker and defensive skill set. With a high competitive spirit committed on winning. Deni Adviji an MVP in U20 Euro Championship last summer with his 18 points and 8 rebounds per game.
The San Antonio Spurs had a lack of real small forward back in many years which occupied by Kawhi Leonard. With Deni Adviji they had an answer to the problem they have. One of the most important positions in basketball. In San Antonio, his potential could be in reach as their priority is the development of young players.
With the mock drafts listed him on the lottery the only way the Spurs can get him is to continue losing games. Which could make them in the top ten. This could be another franchise-changing moment. Spurs seriously focus on scouting and don’t care about the mock draft. Same with last June that they selected Luka Samanic earlier than pundits expected.
Another way to pick him is by trading “good” guys to move up at the draft nights. One of the reasons they keep their guys. Having a lot of assets could be a full advantage. The front office knows what to prioritize next season to find elite talent.