...with Rondo already in the roster...
It makes sense cause no one besides rondo is capable of running the point for the celtics. And since people keep saying that Schroeder could be as good as rondo, who better to get him there than Rondo himself. Plus hes only 19 and has a long way to go before he can be a consistent player in the league.
No it doesn't make sense when they already have a young budding PG in Bradley, plus it's unlikely they trade Rondo. With their pick they should focus more on grabbing one of many bigs or another wing like a Allen Crabbe or Sergey Karasev.
Don't understand why everyone thinks Avery Bradley's a point guard, he's a defensive minded combo guard best suited off the pine... Boston should move up and draft Caldwell-Pope - they need a 2 of the future
Isn't Bradley the 2 of the future?
I still think they should go for a true legit center. KG has been playing out of position there for the last couple seasons and their only other center Fab Melo saw hardly any action. Just my opinion but I would target Steven Adams or Kelly Olynyk at #16. Besides, the Celtics already have Rondo, Bradley, Lee, and Terry at their gaurd positions.
Do you have a link to the Boston promise?
I tried to figure this out by myself and confusingly nbadraft.net is quoted as a the source!?
When you are drafting in the teens you hope to get a quality player at any position. Look back at the last twenty years and see how many players never made it more than a year or two in the NBA.
So if the Celtics see Schroeder as a player that can stick with them it more than makes sense especially if it takes away the opportunity from other teams drafting ahead of them to get a closer look at him.
From Schroeder's perspective, is there a better guy to learn from then Rondo? Boston needs more players who can create for others, they've got three solid combo guards in Terry, Crawford and Bradley none primary play-makers. Schroeder can come in for 15mpg and provide the Celtics with an actual Point Guard as backup and they'll make a decision between Rondo and Schroeder when the time comes.
Schroeder will most likely go lottery
They will take the BPA, and probably think highly of Schroeder. If they think he can be their future pg, and a star, I feel Boston will go into a full rebuild mode. Pierce and KG will both be gone and I think Ainge will look to move Rondo. Boston can receive a lot for him, including young stars and draft picks. With next year's star-studded draft, Ainge will rebuild completely. And for those of you who will ask "why trade Rondo, and not rebuild around him", Ainge has been interested in moving him the past few years. Maybe its his attitude, or maybe Ainge himself questions if Rondo is a player they can build around, but the writing is on the wall. Scrap the team, and rebuild.
Who are your sources that Boston made a promise to him ?
personally I thought Dallas would get him before it comes to that. This is just because I don't think they have a legit shot a CP3
@ for never ever and Cheyanne Lawton, if you look on the rumors page on ESPN.com there is a link about Schroeder and Adetokunbo's promises. The link says that Schroeder's promise was in the mid first round and Adetokunbo was in the late first round. Milwaukee has two guards who could leave via free agency this year. But I think I heard they really like Carter-Williams, so they will probably go with him. The Hawks already have a promising young PG in Teague so, even though he is a free agent, I think they will retain him and look at other players with their two picks. The Bulls already have Rose, Heinrich, Robinson, and they just selected a PG in last years draft, so I don't think they would draft another one this year. With this reasoning, and the news that Schroeder's promise came from a midfirst round team, it would lead one to believe that either the Celtics or the Jazz made the promise. I don't think the Jazz made it because they are not a team that makes promises, at least they don't let scouts, media, or other teams know they have made one. They like to keep their picks a secret until they are on the clock and ready to make their pick. So this probably why most people believe that the Celtics made the promise to Schroeder during the combine.
As for Adetokunbo, I have no idea, all I know is that it was from some team in the late first round.
Where have you been? They desperately need a back up. Teams knew to press them playoff time. So by the time they get the ball over no time to set up. Thats was the main reason the Knicks won. Have to get insurance for Rondo. Promises are rumors though.
I believe there's no way in hell Schroeder falls to Boston at 16. As far as the player himself, Schroeder is easily a better shooter than Rondo, but it would be an awesome pickup for Boston if he somehow fell to them. How much more exciting could it get to have a chance to learn from the guy you patterned your game after?
He is a better shooter, but he isn't the defender that Rondo is nor does he posses his hops. Rondo is a pretty good athlete, and can get up pretty well for one of the shorter guys.
After reading about Boston going to scout him earlier in the year, I think it is a lot more likely that they have reached a "promise" with him instead of Schroeder. Although personally I think both will be gone by Boston's pick.
It means nothing to say "we'll take you if your available".
Promises are basically that. The team saying we will take you if your there. They are subject to change depending on who is available still.
Promises can be broken... but teams try to stay on good terms with agents who represent many other players as well as a player that would've been made a promise. It would seem to be bad business to make that sort of a deal and renege.
I like the idea of going after KCP; he's exactly what he need - outside shooting. Couldn't buy a bucket in the playoffs and with Green's driving game, Rondo's creating and Sullinger working in the post, a shooter like KCP would fit right in to our core of the future.
i honestly wouldnt know why ainge would want schroeder and his alleged attitude issues since thats the very same thing thats making people wonder if rondo should be dealt to begin with. especially since dennis might not have the veteran presence of Paul Pierce, KG or even Doc Rivers that long if at all.. if a promise of sorts was made and i was a celtics fan, i'd be praying that Mark Cuban takes the chance on the potential headache schroeder might cause.
You seem to know who the Celtics shouldn't take... now tell us the player that's going to make the impact at that spot in the draft that you think Schroeder can't be.
personally? i'd rather target an NBA ready big man such as a Mason Plumlee who can come in and add to the much needed additional depth at the center spot. may not have the upside of dennis, but you'll be avoiding potential problems at well. not to mention that i dont believe schroeder will be contributing much in his first year. im guessing he could have the rookie impact of a one and done point guard thats not taken 1st over-all.
i'd much rather address their need for a back-up point guard by getting a nice veteran like a Beno Udrih or a Shaun Livingston who you know wont be playing that many minutes anyway, but when they see the floor, they know what to do in an nba game. they lack center depth though in the short and long term since Fab Melo's play in the D-league isnt so promising to peg him as their center for the future. it would be nice to get a rotational one at least. sort of like Tyler Zeller in last year's draft.