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Talking to Dennis, he’s excited, Pierce said. He was excited about who we’re going to end up with in the draft and he was excited about where we are headed. I talked to him about playing with Trae and with the other guys. He’s back in Germany with his national team but he’s also excited about the guys that we have.
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Schröder had his most productive season in the NBA in Rodger Saffold Jersey 2017-1The 24-year-old native German averaged 19.4 points, 6.2 assists and 3.1 rebounds per game for the Hawks, who finished in last place in the NBA’s Southeast Division.

Atlanta Hawks first-year coach Lloyd Pierce has high expectations for Dennis Schröder and thinks he could be a role model for rookie point guard Trae Young.

He hopes that will be just the start as he eyes more success early in his career.

The 19-year-old has faced criticisms for his defensive effort throughout his playing career, and his technique still needs work, but there’s a path forward for him as a switchable defensive piece given his athleticism (assuming he’s willing to engage defensively):

More concerning is Ayton’s lack of rim protection. He averaged just 2.3 blocks per 40 minutes at Arizona while posting a 6.1 percent block rate. For perspective, those numbers are nearly identical to the numbers Justin Patton posted at Creighton before being drafted by the Timberwolves. Not great.

He doesn’t shoot, doesn’t create offense for others and is a questionable defender. Right now, he’s more of a theoretical player than an actual one.

Melton was the No. 13-ranked prospect on our Big Board. He has an elite floor game, incredible IQ indicators and functional athleticism. The 6-3 guard graded out positively in draft models.

He didn’t shoot it during his one season of college ball, but his freshman numbers resemble Jrue Holiday’s. This pick has a real chance to be an absolute steal for Houston.

Any argument for Ayton inevitably starts with highlighting his immense physical presence. Tim Schaller Jersey Although he skipped the combine, prior measurements from high school make it clear he’s NBA-ready from a size standpoint.

At the 2016 Adidas Nations camp, he clocked in at 7-0 tall with a 7-5 wingspan. His standing reach checked in at 9-4.5 in 2016 at Basketball Without Borders. That’s roughly on par with NBA bigs like Hassan Whiteside and DeMarcus Cousins.