Predicting the top overall pick in the 2020 NBA Draft has been profoundly difficult for numerous reasons, mainly due to the coronavirus pandemic but also simply because no one talent stands out clearly above the rest.
That’s why we’ve gone for an upset selection in Israel star Deni Avdija, who could become the first Asian player to become the No. 1 pick since China’s Yao Ming in 2002. Avdija is available at huge +5000 odds to take that honor with Sugarhouse for New Jersey customers, who would be silly not to take at least a small punt on the forward:
The hopeful hoop eyes of Israel are all on 19-year-old Deni Avdija. He’s considered the greatest Israeli prospect ever, but can he actually play?— The Ringer (@ringer) October 30, 2020
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Anthony Edwards remains the -235 favorite to go first overall on November 18, with the Minnesota Timberwolves drawing the top selection from the Draft Lottery. However, there are both offensive and defensive holes to his game, as there are for LaMelo Ball and former Memphis center James Wiseman, priced second and third in the odds.