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Your Morning Dump… Where the Celtics are supposedly making draft promises

Every morning, we compile the links of the day and dump them here… highlighting the big storyline. Because there’s nothing quite as satisfying as a good morning dump.

I’m not going to pretend to know a damn thing about this kid (I only just found out what he looks like).  So here are a few words from his scouting reports.

Featuring terrific ball-handling skills, a lightning quick first step, excellent speed in the open floor, and a penchant for getting teammates involved, Schroeder did an outstanding job in both transition and in the half-court, getting to virtually wherever he wanted on the floor. He executed his team’s offense effectively, doing a good job of pushing the ball inside when needed, and finding teammates constantly spotting up on the perimeter or cutting to the rim for a layup after blowing past his man

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 Strengths: Point guard with effortless blow by speed to get by opponents virtually at will … At 6’1-6’2, he has a huge wingspan at 6’7 1/4 … Shows good form on his shot and his stats back that up, hitting 40% from 3 (on 3.3 attempts per game) and 84% from the line, averaging 11.9 ppg in 24 mpg during his season in the German Bundesliga … Solid passer. Vision and playmaking skills seem to be developing nicely …

Weaknesses: Still raw, efficiency numbers this season could have been better … His 3.3 to 2.9 a/to ratio display his need to become a more efficient ball protector and distributor. Though it is important to keep in mind that he’s still just 19 … Despite his 40% 3 point shooting numbers, his shot appears to lack the ability to extend out to NBA 3 at this point, as he shoots a bit of a set shot … Just 168 lbs. Frame is slight so getting stronger will be important.

Please go to those links to read more about this guy because I only clipped a couple of things here and there’s much more in those reports.

As for the promise…. I’ll just say this…

I’ve gotten a lot of promises from a lot of pretty girls at a lot of bars.  That doesn’t change the fact that I spent a lot of nights falling asleep on the couch at 4 AM with the Xbox still on.

Promises to pick people on draft night mean squat.  That’s not to say the Celtics won’t draft this kid… I’m just saying it doesn’t necessarily mean they will.

Personally, I think the Celtics need some effective size, and if they can find it in the draft, they should get it.   I”ve said it a bunch of times, the only way to get size right now is to trade for it or draft it.  The Celtics can’t sign any free agent bigs (none that are worth a shit, anyway), so they have to find them somewhere else.

So we’ll see.  Lord knows what Danny’s got cooking in that brain of his.  For all we know, this kid will be our starting PG in 2 years.  And since a bunch of you are probably already doing a “something” search for him, here’s a picture of Dennis Schroeder.

The rest of the links

Herald:  Ainge and Rivers: Quite a pair  |  ESPN Boston:  C’s 15th in future rankings  |  Here’s the plan: farewell captain

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  • forever_green

    I agree with your points, doesn’t mean anything and can we draft a big -please.

  • zippittyay

    Correct me if I’m wrong, but when the Celtics ‘promise’ to draft someone, isn’t it usually for the purpose of sending the pick elsewhere?

    • LA Flake

      Or to get someone else to bite on the player. I doubt Danny would do something like this. Why would he close the door already on other possibilities?

  • KGino

    We’ll be trading this pick in my opinion

    • Chulinho

      Wouldn’t really shock me if there was a player shipped with it either.

      • KGino

        In a dream world, terry fab & bass and our 16th pick will be traded to Jazz for Big Al, and Danny will keep Pierce and KG.

        But more likely, Danny will go off trading with his friends again and get Gortat. I hope he does hold on to Pierce tho… His trade value will most likely be higher mid season when teams are looking to unload more young talent for a vet & playoff push (ie Bledsoe/Jordan for KG)… And not only that, but he’ll keep the fan base happy for the time being.

        All the rumored trades for Pierce suck! Plus, what if we were healthy for once? Maybe we could raise one more with the OGs

    • LA Flake

      Yup. I’d be very surprised if Danny keeps the pick. Pack it with any combo of Bass/Melo/Lee/Terry and even AB or Sully and bring Big Al back to Boston.


    I can live fine without him being a 3-pt. assassin…as long as he`s money at the FT line and can knock down perimeter jumpers with consistency.

  • Red’s Cigar

    Rondo 11mil
    Melo 1mil
    Crawford 1mil

    To New Orleans For

    Rivers 3mil
    Anderson 8mil
    6th overall pick

    Bradley 2mil
    Bass 6mil
    Lee 5mil
    16th overall

    To Sacramento For

    Cousins 4mil
    Sign and trade Evans 8mil

    Doubtful any of this happens, but theres still trade options out there to make this team better right now without giving up PP or KG. Should focus on surrounding them with younger, solid talent.

    • LA Flake

      Rondo for Rivers and Anderson? No thanks.

      • Red’s Cigar

        And 6th overall

        • Chulinho

          Nope. Not even close to worth it.

          The SAC trade is intriguing, but: 1) I’d hate to let go of AB, and 2) Wouldn’t SAC want more size in return for Cousins? I’m pretty sure they’d want at least Sullinger.

          • LA Flake

            I love Bradley but I won’t hesitate to give him up for Cousins. I’m not the biggest Rondo fan but pair him with Cousins? Now that’s what I’m talkin’ about!

          • Chulinho

            I’m certainly with you on the latter part.

        • LA Flake

          I won’t pretend to know how good and deep this year’s draft class is, so I don’t really know what Danny can do with the 6th pick. If there’s a Damian Lillard type we can nab at no. 6, then I’d be very intrigued but what are the odds? I have serious doubts about Austin Rivers’ game albeit based on a very small sample size. And I definitely don’t want Doc to coach his own son. That’s just a recipe for all kinds of disaster. Ryan Anderson is a one-dimensional player and I can’t imagine him playing much with Green, Sully and KG already on the roster. And if Paul is back with us, God willing, and Bass gets traded, God willing, Ryan becomes a very expensive luxury.

  • MikeABQ

    First off, love the Arrested Development mention. I am intrigued by this guy, but really hope they draft a big that can play right away, I think Dieng could be that guy. Unless they expect Fab Melo to make a huge jump, shot blocker/rebounder should be first priority. A backup point guard can be found through trade/free agency easier than a big.

  • MrCuret

    I keep hearing this kid is Rondo 2.0, so if Ainge ends up drafting him it’s obvious that they want to mold him to be the next Rondo (what better player to learn from than the one he’s getting compared to) & sadly in about 2 yrs Rondo will be gone for good.

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