Mar 22, 2013; Dallas, TX, USA; A view of the Dallas Mavericks logo before the game between the Mavericks and the Boston Celtics at the American Airlines Center. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Draft: Dallas Mavericks May Select Dennis Schroeder If No Trade Is Made

Yesterday we reported that the Dallas Mavericks and New Orleans Pelicans were nearing a trade that would send both Shawn Marion and the 13th pick to the Big Easy.

If that trade (or any other the Mavericks might be working on) does not go through, it’s likely the Mavericks who are in need of point guard depth will select Dennis Schroeder.

Per the Dallas News:

If you’re looking for a legitimate name, remember Germany’s Dennis Schroeder for three reasons.

First, he’s young. He won’t turn 20 until Sept. 15.

Second, he’s a point guard, and he’s 6-2.

Third, can you imagine the connection Dirk Nowitzki would make serving as mentor to a fellow German who could be a key cog for the future of the Mavericks?

Outside of the connection to Dirk and the fact that he’s a much needed point guard, Schroeder also comes with one extra caveat – he’s an overseas player meaning the Mavericks wouldn’t have to pay him his salary until he comes over to the states. That would allow the Mavericks to avoid the guaranteed deal that first round draft picks receive, keeping their books clear so they can continue to make their run at free agent to be Dwight Howard.

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