Dennis Schroder: the next Rondo?
I heard about this kid early this year playing well in the german league and then watched the Nike Hoop Summit game a few days ago and came away really impressed. He does have many of the same qualities Rondo has and I think he will eventually be a very good starting point guard in the NBA.
He's super quick and changes directions seamlessly, seems to have a good feel for the game and his crazy long arms definitely remind you of Rondo. Plus he is already a much better shooter (from 3) up to this point in his career.
I'm excited to see where he goes in this years draft (if he stays in the draft that is) and if I were a gm I would consider taking him ahead of other PG's like MCW and McCollum.
I was thinking the same thing. 6'2" with 6'7" wingspan. Got to the rim at will at the Hoop Summit and would probably excel with a group a veterans to help mold him like Rondo had. And that's what I expect considering he probably goes in the late teens and early 20s. A team like Boston could take him as insurance or I could see a team using him as a change of pace guard off the bench.
I'm sorry but did he walk under a paintbrush or something?
I'd love to see the Jazz get him, his quickness and length are impressive and what the Jazz need.I
I'd like so see the Jazz get Giannis the kid from Greece with one of their two picks and this kid with the other, neither are extreamely high on everyones draft list but I like what I see in both. Whether one will last to 21 where the Jazz have their 2nd pick I don't know but I can hope.
He is for real, it stopped being a fluke very early on in the Nike Hoop Summit.
Yeah hes nice, Plays like Rondo. He needs weight on him tho. Darren Collison or Norris Cole could be a good comparison as well
Probably has a better jumpshot than Rondo already though.
Does have a better jump shot than Rondo right now. Shooting 40% from 3 in Germany. He is very light and should add some weight to help finishing at the rim and allowing him to reach his potential a defender. But he's really gonna rise as we get closer to the draft. Right now he's behind Burke, McCollum, and MCW. I can see him passing MCW easily but the scoring ability, experience, and exposure of Burke and McCollum may be harder to overcome.
Yea he shot 58% from 3 on 3 attempts in Germany this year in the German BBL league and 72% of his jumpers are 3's that says alot
But he has no mid range game only shot 3 of those in a whole season, he's either a 3 or a lay-up no in between game at this point.
I actually put Schroder ahead of MCW in my most recent mock that I updated yesterday(note that I'm a big MCW and Syracuse fan). I put him to Dallas at #13. Maybe part of me did it because of the German connection with Dirk, but let's face it, this draft doesn't have a lot of franchise changing talent. At least not from what I've seen. So I could see a lot of overseas players going in the first round.
Here are some international players with my projections:
Alex Len - originally from the Ukraine (lottery pick between 4-9)
Kelly Olynyk - originally from Toronto (lottery pick between 10-14)
Myck Kabongo - originally from Toronto (late first-early second)
Giannis Adetoukobo - Greece (lottery pick)
Dennis Schroder - Germany (late lottery to mid first)
Dario Saric - Croatia (late lottery to mid first)
Rudy Gobert - France (late lottery to mid first)
Lucas Nogueira - Brazil (mid to late first)
Steven Adams - originally from New Zealand (mid to late first)
Gorgui Dieng - orginally from Senegal (mid to late first)
Sergey Karasev - Russia (late first to early second)
Alex Abrines - Spain (late first to early second)
Livio Jean-Charles - France (early to mid second)
Mouhammadou Jaiteh - France (late first to mid second)
That's 14 international players right there if we are talking about birthplace, instead of whether they played NCAA basketball or not like Len, Olynyk, Kabongo, Adams, and Dieng did, but that's still 9 great true international players. And there could still even be more in the weeks leading up to the draft. I wouldn't be surprised at all to see teams reach for international players this year.
Same Rondo that helped the Celtics win a Championship and has become a top 5 pg and MVP candidate before the age of 25???
The same Rondo that nearly averaged a triple double against Derrick Rose and the Tom Thibiduex coached Chicago Bulls throughout an entire 7 game series in the NBA playoffs???
That Rajon Rondo? Dennis Schroder from Germany is comparable to that Rajon Rondo and he could enter his name in this draft class???
Wow my mock draft is going to look like pigshyt this June if guys like Dennis Schroder and Giannis Adewhatever are being compared to Rondo and Iguadola by scouts and posters alike. Call me crazy but If I were a GM these players wouldn't be on my 1st round radar, more like draft and stash or as my Call of Duty fans would say Spray and Pray you hit something.
Schroder the next Rondo, meh...
I haven't seen enough of him to label him the next anything. What he does have in common with Rondo is similar speed with the ball and length. Kabongo has a similar physical profile as well though. What makes Rondo special is his super competitiveness, creativity, vision and anticipation. I haven't seen enough of Schroder to say that he has any of those qualities.
"I haven't seen enough of Schroder to say that he has any of those qualities."
I'd be shocked if anyone on this site has at this point.
Im sure we got some Germans on here who browse the forum. Other than that, yeah, people need to calm their tits with these comparisons to the game's greats after limited viewing.
It's really been a pleasure to see the rise of the International basketball player. Just think if the NBA was like the NFL. We never would have seen the likes of a Parker, a Manu, a Dirk, two Gasols. This draft could bring more guys than in recent years with this kid (who looks real smooth), Saric (always liked him), Gobert, Karasev, the big Brazilian, and some Greek a guy on this site keeps posting about. I hope it continues and am very excited to see Hezonja
T Wroten is the next Rondo
They both are great ballhandlers, are extremely quick, and have the same physical and athletic attributes but that's where the comparisons end. Scoring wise Rondos strength is Schroders weakness (finishing layups), and Schroders strength is Rondo's weakness. Also Rondo is one of the best playmakers ever in the NBA and is constantly overshadowed by guys like Rose, Paul, Williams, Nash and Westbrook. Some people forget that Rondo is arguably the best PG in the league and will definitely be a HOF player at this pace.