By Anthony Caruso III
Posted: May 16th, 2013 at 10:51 PM EST
Dennis Schröder has been shut down by a team.
It is not clear, who is the team that shut down Schröder at the NBA Combine on Thursday. A source has indicated that he has a promise deal in place with the unknown team.
The promise deal in place is reported with a team towards the end of the lottery. But many mock drafts have Schröder going from 18th through the 23rd pick, before today’s promise deal.
There was speculation that Schröder may be linked to the Oklahoma City Thunder; however, nobody is saying who it is. But, even with Russell Westbrook injured, it is not clear if they would be willing to use their projected 12th overall pick on Schröder.
If it is the Thunder, he would give the Thunder another talented player on their young roster. Besides Westbrook, the Thunder have Derek Fisher and Reggie Jackson as backup point guards.
Fisher, who is expected to retire from basketball this summer, was signed to a one-year deal. Jackson will be back with the Thunder, as long as he is not traded by the team. Schröder would give the Thunder a 19-year-old, who is ready to come to the United States this season.
Schröder was a breakout start at the Portland Hoop Summit. There, he impressed general managers and scouts in attendance with his play.
While at the Hoop Summit, Schröder out played Kasey Hill and Demetrius Jackson. In a game, featuring all three players, he scored 18 points, while having 6 assists and 3 turnovers.
His game is more tailored to the NBA style than the European style. He has great speed, which he has used to break down opponents.
While playing in Germany, he was named the Most Improved Player in the BBL. The BBL, which is the Basketball Bundesliga League, which is the highest league in Germany.
He averaged 11.9 points in 31 games with NY Phantoms. He also averaged 2.5 rebounds and 3.3 assists.