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Deni Avdija has officially left Maccabi Tel-Aviv to join the Washington Wizards in the NBA.

Avdija was selected as the No.9 pick of the 2020 NBA Draft by the Wizards.

Avdija said he is looking forward to moving to the NBA and playing alongside Luka Doncic and Bradley Beal.

For its part, Maccabi bid farewell to Avdija, who spent two seasons with the Israelis in the EuroLeague.