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NBA Draft: Could Dennis Schroeder start as a rookie?

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NBA Draft: Could Dennis Schroeder start as a rookie?

Could Dennis Schroeder start as a rookie next season? Teams that he has been linked too like the jazz and mavs don't have a point guard and it looks like they could have a rookie start there if they get 1 in the lottery. Or is Schroeder to raw to start his rookie season and needs to learn the game first?

If he did start as a rookie how good and effective would he be? What's his potential?


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If Utah gets him at 14 which

If Utah gets him at 14 which is where I have him now, I'm sure they will get rid of Mo Williams with his huge overpaid contract so they can start Schroeder.

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I don't think so

From what scouts are saying, Dennis Schroeder hasn't been able to keep up with the more physical guards he's matched up against in the workouts and they even said you could tell he was frustrated by his body language. Just think of what will happen when he goes up against veterans who will be more physical and more experienced. Maybe Schroder could be a backup, but I think he's better off getting consistent playing time overseas or in the D-League before he gets to see big chunks of NBA action, but then again, a team picking Schroeder in the 10-20 range may look for immeadiate contribution, especially since most teams in that range that would take him (Mavs, Jazz, Celtics) are looking to win now, rather than win down the road. Right now I think he goes to Boston at #16. They could use him right away, but once Rondo is 100%, I don't know how much playing time Schroeder would be able to get.

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Rookie starters are usually

Rookie starters are usually wing players.. Bigs don't usually start right away and PGs usually don't unless they are the number 1 pick.. Also, i think Burke is the closest PG in this draft to starting right away but even he is a very long shot..

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I don't think he can. Still

I don't think he can. Still believe Darren Collison is a good comparison and he shined back then when CP3 was hurt. I think Schröder can make an Impact coming of the bench but both Utah and Dallas don't have good enough point guards or have similar point guards who start. Schröder is nice no doubt but with his 170 pound frame he would suck big time if thrown in as a starter. I think he is a project right now and needs like 1 1/2 years to really come into his own.

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No, he's too weak and

No, he's too weak and inexperienced. No team should select him and expect him to start.
The only PGs in this draft who I think could start right away if needed are Burke and Larkin.

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Siggy what makes you say that

Siggy what makes you say that Larkin could start from day 1

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Same reasons why I think

Same reasons why I think Burke can start from the jump.
Because he's smart, tough, can shoot from all levels of the floor from the catch or off the dribble and most importantly, he's already good at running PnR.

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But how good and effective

But how good and effective would he be as a starter? Would you have any concerns about his defense with his size?

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How good? Idk. As a rookie

How good? Idk. As a rookie probably a below average starter.
And yes I would have concerns about his defense and size, but if I was THAT concerned about his size, then I'd never see him becoming a starter, which isn't the case. He has the quickness to stay in front and recover, as well as the toughness to fight through screens. If he can do that he'll be ok, maybe not great, but passable. The maturity in his game, combined with his skill and quickness are enough to make up for his size.

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I would say he would be at

I would say he would be at least average. If he did start as a rookie I could see him putting up about 13-14points and 6 assists.

But what I'm not sure about is his potential? How good can he be? Will his size hold him back from reaching his potential? I'm not sure if he can be as good as Ty Lawson but I think he could get close

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If he becomes an average

If he becomes an average starting PG then he would've panned out as a late lotto to mid first pick.

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But do you think he can be

But do you think he can be more than an average starter or is that his ceiling?

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I guess it depends on how he

I guess it depends on how he does in training camp. Ive seen him play and I like his skill set. Only time will tell

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He is very similar to

He is very similar to Beaubois IMO, but not as good of a player or as NBA-ready. He has the athletic tools, but he is just not good enough of a player right now. The level of competition Beaubois played against in the French A league is far superior to what Schroeder is playing against right now.People got really excited about him because he is a pro basketball player dominating a bunch of high-schoolers in one game?! Let's not overreact and think he can contribute at a starting level from day one. He is being drafted based on his potential- NOT his current ability. Lakeshow, you really think he could average 14 and 6 as a starter? 14 and 6 is what Mike Conley averages.........

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Yes I said that shane Larkin

Yes I said that shane Larkin could average around 13-14 points and about 6 assits if he were to start as a rookie and yes that's what mike Conley averaged which is really nothing great

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I remember Dirk complained

I remember Dirk complained about the strength of the roster last season. I don't think the Mavs would start him right away.

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I don't think so. He's too

I don't think so. He's too thin and inexperienced. He will be a solid backup point guard, I believe.

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1 game player

He is another "one game player" (ala Biyombo)... you can outplay Hill and Harrison but it's another thing against Paul or Westbrook. I think Schroeder is a very good player for NBA basketball but he is also too young and he has to prove everything.

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