The Golden State Warriors are reportedly “infatuated” with Deni Avdija, sources told Connor Letourneau of the San Fransisco Chronicle.
The Warriors see Avdija as comparable to Danilo Gallinari, and could trade down to draft the 19-year-old.
“If the Warriors move outside the top three picks, they’d likely eye Israeli small forward Deni Avdija, who can guard multiple positions and slide into a secondary-playmaker role.
“According to a league source, Golden State has become ‘infatuated’ with Avdija’s skill level and believes he can develop into a Danilo Gallinari-type,” wrote Letourneau (h/t NBC Sports Bay Area).
The Bulls, Pistons, and Knicks were rumored to be interested in trading up for the Warriors’ second pick in Wednesday’s draft.