German Guard to Be Drafted in First Round?
Dennis Schröder laughed and tried to brush it off.
When the gifted young point guard from Germany was asked whether he was given a “promise” to be drafted in the first round of the June 27 NBA draft, he grinned and said, “Nobody has talked to me. … I’m just hoping to go in the first round.”
Schröder’s agent, Alex Saratsis, tried to squelch the Schröder “promise” as well.
“I don’t know where that came from,” Saratsis said. “I don’t know anything about that.”
Rumors began to circulate at last month’s pre-draft camp in Chicago that an NBA team “promised” it would select Schröder if he entered the draft. The team most frequently associated with the “promise” was Boston. The Celtics have the 16th overall pick