HoopsHype Dennis Schroeder rumors

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While most foreign teenagers wisely sharpen their skills overseas before venturing to play basketball in America, the 19-year-old Schroeder is ready to plunge at the game's most demanding position. “I made a promise to my dad that one day I want to reach the NBA,” Schroeder said. “Hopefully, it will come true. I work for it every day.” As for when Schroeder will be picked in the June 27 draft, projections range from No. 12 (HoopsHype.com) to No. 29 (CBSSports.com), and both those picks belong to the Thunder. If OKC reserve guard Reggie Jackson were to excel and price himself out of an affordable contract extension, Schroeder could evolve into Russell Westbrook's backup. Oklahoman

The strongest rumors have that promise coming from the Boston Celtics, who own the No. 16 pick. “Nobody has talked to me,” Schroeder told the Racine (Wis.) Journal Times. “I'm just hoping to go in the first round.” Schroeder's agent, Alex Saratsis, also discredited the claim. “I don't know where that came from,” he said. “I don't know anything about that.” Oklahoman

June 13, 2013 Updates

Schroeder is back in Germany after working out for the Mavs, Bucks, Celtics, Jazz and Rockets. Like Larkin, Schroeder's range now appears in the 14-16 window, with the Jazz, Bucks and Celtics all eyeing the point guard. However, sources say the workouts haven't gone particularly well for Schroeder, and he's struggled against the more physical defense at the workouts. "He looked frustrated," one NBA scout said of Schroeder's workout with his team. "His body language wasn't great. He's a very good talent and I wouldn't read too much into the workout, but it didn't really help him." ESPN.com

June 11, 2013 Updates

Sources say the workouts haven't gone particularly well for Schroeder, and he's struggled against the more physical defense at the workouts. "He looked frustrated," one NBA scout said of Schroeder's workout with his team. "His body language wasn't great. He's a very good talent and I wouldn't read too much into the workout, but it didn't really help him." ESPN.com

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Listed as 6-foot-1 and a slender — some might say shockingly underweight — 156 pounds, the 19-year-old German worked out along with five other draft prospects Friday morning at the Utah Jazz’s practice facility. The bio issued by the team listed Schroeder as 156 but a check of his stats on several Internet sites indicate he weighs more than likely somewhere around 165. “I don’t even know if that’s true,” Jazz player personnel director Walt Perrin said. Standard-Examiner

Schroeder said he models his game after Rondo’s. Perrin said the body type is similar but he hesitated to take the comparison much further, partly because he feels Schroeder is a better offensive player than Rondo was at the same age. “The only comparison in line with Rondo is body build: long arms, big hands,” he said. “Rondo was not an offensive player except for getting to the basket. He couldn’t shoot the ball. I think Dennis is a better shooter at the same stage.” Standard-Examiner

June 7, 2013 Updates

Heading into the NBA Draft on June 27, Schroeder is one of the top point-guard prospects available. Along with Louisville point guard Peyton Siva, Pitt center Steven Adams, Notre Dame forward Jack Cooley, North Carolina State forward Richard Howell and Miami forward Kenny Kadji, he worked out for the Utah Jazz on Friday. "I think it went very well for me," said Schroeder, who doesn’t turn 20 until Sept. 15. "We practiced hard — [all] six guys. We gave everything on the floor." Salt Lake Tribune

I'm hearing that German point guard Dennis Schroeder struggled in his workouts in Milwaukee and Houston. Schroeder, according to team sources, struggled to keep up with the defensive intensity in workouts. He works out again Friday in Utah. Schroeder rode a dominant performance at the Hoop Summit into the top 30, but if he doesn't start playing better, he could be in for an equally significant decline. ESPN.com

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