According to ESPN’s draft expert Chad Ford, Dennis Schröder has struggled in his predraft workouts thus far.
Dennis Schroeder has returned to Germany after working out for the Dallas Mavericks, Milwaukee Bucks, Boston Celtics, Utah Jazz and Houston Rockets.
Sources say Schroeder’s workouts haven’t gone very well, with him struggling against more physical defense.
“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.”
You never want to see a player struggling when it comes to solidifying his future in the NBA, but you’ve got to think, if the Celtics have made a promise to Schröder, then this increases the likelihood that they’ll land their prospect.
Schröder possesses a lot of the things that you’d want in a point guard. He has the speed, quickness and athleticism that these new-age, penetrating lead guards have. He’s got the length and reach of a potential top-notch defender at the position and he also has a great feel for decision making in pick and roll situations.
He looks to be a solid prospect that has a chance to flourish in some role in the NBA eventually, even if it isn’t a starting spot. However, the fact that he hasn’t shown great body language and has been frustrated by these workouts show his possible struggle with maturity.
This is natural–especially for young players like himself. It’ll be something that he needs to work out of, for sure. But if the Celtics can land him, it will be good for them going into the future. They’ll finally have a player to spell Rajon Rondo and they’ll also have an offensive presence off of the bench.