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Jazz fans (for sure) and Bucks fans (maybe) will take note. Dennis Schroeder, the German PG charging up...
draft boards, has singled out Utah and Milwaukee as preferred destinations on draft night. Which is particularly relevant since the interest may be mutual and both will be picking in the right range, with the Jazz probably at 14, barring a long-shot climb into the top three on lottery night, and the Bucks at 15.
As Schroeder himself pointed out to me, the Jazz have the position need as Mo Williams heads into free agency. (Good chance they'd have the need even if Williams wasn't.) When we talked and I asked what he considered the best option for the start of his NBA career, Utah was the first place he mentioned.
Milwaukee is a possibility as well with Brandon Jennings about to become a free agent as well. That draft-night decision by the Bucks, if Schroeder is available at 15, will be as much about weighing their future with Jennings as their read on Schroeder. And if they draft one and re-sign the other, it creates trade chips.
Schroeder's blazing speed is not limited to the court. His rise in the draft, thanks to a showing at the Nike Hoop Summit in Portland, has been a rocket ride. Everything he does now gets extra scrutiny. Including his comments about possible destinations.