The NBA Draft is approaching and while the experts are busy with predictions and the fans are fantasizing about who should be the next stars in their teams, Danny Abdia continues to prepare for the start of his career in the best league in the world. In the meantime, the 19-year-old diamond turned up for an interview with Yahoo, which was published yesterday (Friday) as part of an extensive article entitled: “The next Luca? Danny Abdia is ready for his own legacy. “
“We don’t have a lot of players who went out to the draft, so for me it’s amazing to do that and represent my country,” he said. Abdia On the many expectations from him in Israel, “At the end of the day, I play basketball, represent my country and everyone behind me, support me. So I just enjoy it, there is no pressure on me. “
As is well known, the fact that last season’s Premier League MVP was marked as one of the most prominent talents to come out of the upcoming draft from Europe, has drawn comparisons to another European who is driving the best league in the world these days – Luca Doncic. Also in a conversation with Yahoo, Abdia rejected the comparisons: “Luca is one of a kind, what he has done in the last two years is unbelievable. It made a statement in the NBA that basketball is an international game. I just want to cultivate my own heritage and showcase my abilities. ”
The forward who starred in Maccabi Tel Aviv is a senior candidate to be selected in one of the top 10 places, with the Golden State Warriors, Chicago Bulls and Cleveland Cavaliers were mentioned as those who may choose him. Apart from them, Charlotte Hornets (third pick) will also come to watch Abdia in Atlanta, where he conducts personal training alongside a coach named Aptim Boguyev. “I hope to show the teams what kind of competitor I am, how much I love to win and how I always challenge myself,” Abdia said. Takes down rebounds, creates situations, things I usually do well, and we’ll see how it goes from there.
The NBA recently announced that following the spread of the Corona, the draft night will be held virtually this year, so once his name is called Abdia he will not get to take the stage and shake Adam Silver’s hand: “We all worked so hard to hear our name and experience the whole experience. But a draft is a draft and you were chosen to play in the best league in the world, so you can definitely get excited, “said the Israeli. “I’m excited, I’m living the dream and I’m here in the United States, working and doing what I love. I hope the group that chooses me will believe in me and give me a chance. I will continue to work hard to maximize my potential. I think everything will be fine. “
Judging by the words of Boguyev, who as mentioned accompanies Abdia in training for the draft, one can certainly be optimistic: “Danny has great potential and I can say that he has realized only 50% of it so far, so one can imagine how good he will be in two or three years if He will continue to work as he currently does. “