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The Spurs have conducted an in-person work out with Deni Avdija

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Could the Silver and Black have interest in moving up in the 2020 NBA Draft for the Israeli phenom?

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Maccabi Tel Aviv forward and projected top-five pick Deni Avdija had an in-person workout with the San Antonio Spurs in Atlanta a week ago, according to Forbes Sports reporter Chris Grenham.

NBA teams are only allowed ten in-person visits with no more than two visits per prospect this draft cycle, so while this could be PATFO doing their due diligence, it could also indicate some interest in trading up to select the talented Israeli teenager.

Head coach Gregg Popovich first met Avdija in August 2018 at a Basketball Without Borders Europe boys camp in Belgrade, Serbia, where Deni took home MVP honors.

The Sports Rabbi has confirmed that The San Antonio Spurs sent scouts to watch Avdija play against Hapoel Halol in the Israeli Basketball Premier League last December.

Whether or not San Antonio plans to try and trade up to pick Deni Avdija early into the 2020 NBA Draft is unknown, though Spurs fans would likely be thrilled if PATFO could pull such a transaction off.