Did the Utah Jazz Promise to Draft Dennis Schroeder if Available?

The Jazz don’t seem like a team that would promise any player that they would draft them especially before bringing them all in for workouts.  Here we are a month before the draft and Dennis Schroeder has a promise from a team that he wouldn’t name. Schroeder is a 6’2″ 170 lb point guard from Germany with a 6’7.5″ wing span.  One thing is for sure, when asked where he would like to play he gave the answer “Utah or Milwaukee.”

The Jazz draft at 14 and the Bucks at 15 so barring a trade the Jazz would have first go at him.  A couple months ago Schroeder was projected late first round and now say on nbadraft.net they have him going 12th to OKC.  Dennis declined to show his abilities in the skill portions of the combine and that is likely due to this rumored promise from a team.  The question is then why did he say Utah or Milwaukee as teams he’d like to play for? The obvious answer is the Jazz have openings for the point guard spot and whether or not they bring back Mo is still up in the air.

There isn’t a lot of video highlights of Schroeder out there but he did perform really well in the Nike Hoop Summit in Oregon last month.  He posted 18 points and 6 assists on 50% shooting in 28 minutes.  That’s not great but not bad either.  It will be interesting to see where he ends up but one thing is for sure is he is ready to start or at least compete at the NBA level before most of these other point guard prospects in the draft.

Did he get a promise from the Jazz?  Maybe, but I wouldn’t count out the idea.

Sane Larkin and Isaiah Canaan would be the two other guys I’d like to see the Jazz go after for the point guard position and should be around at 21.

 

Topics: Dennis Schroeder, NBA Draft, NBA Draft Lottery, Utah Jazz

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