With the No. 1 overall pick in hand, it’s very unlikely that the Minnesota Timberwolves use their first round selection on Maccabi Tel Aviv’s Deni Avdija. That said, the possibility of trading up from No. 17 or down from No. 1 is reason enough to keep Avdija on Timberwolves follower’s radar. There is also RJ Hampton, the No. 5 prospect in the 2019 high school class who played for the New Zealand Breakers this season, who is another possibility for the Timberwolves — most likely with that No. 17 pick.
Will DeBerg, who coaches locally here at the University of St. Thomas, again joined the podcast to dig through the film of these two prospects.
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For those like me interested in how these prospects stack up physically, I put together a list of players from the past 10 NBA Combines who measured similarly in terms of height, weight and wingspan.
And the same here for Hampton, who previously measured 6’5” in shoes with a 6’7” wingspan while weighing in at 188 pounds.