Utah Jazz: Shane Larkin among projected first-rounders at Jazz's pre-draft workout Wednesday

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  • Kakashi Tokyo, Japan
    June 5, 2013 5:03 p.m.

    at the 21st pick...some mock drafts have us getting Dario Saric...croatia's next Toni Kukoc...the guy has the length of a PF at 6'10...but plays more like a SF...with touch...the problem is...being named as the next kukoc got into his head...but i think Dario would be worth a look...either Larkin or Schroeder would be good...i think we are in a good place right now...with 2 first round picks...and a ton of cap...and use Big Al and Paul Millsap as traiding chip to probably move up..since we have Bird rights to both of them...i hope lindsey re-shape this team back into contention...

  • rvalens2 Burley, ID
    June 5, 2013 10:39 a.m.

    Larkin would be good at the 21st pick, but for the 14th I would prefer the Jazz draft Dennis Schroeder from Germany. He is lightning quick, has good lateral movement and though only 6'2" has a 6'7 1/4" wingspan. He also shoots 40% from 3 point range and is a true point guard in the sense that he likes to get his teammates involved in the game.

    According to a number of online sources, Schroeder's athletic ability is also clearly in the upper echelon of players in this year's draft.

    The one knock on Schroeder is his ability to finish at the rim, but I've no doubt he will continue to improve on that as he adjusts to playing in the NBA.

    Teaming Schroeder with Burks would also provide the Jazz with two very athletic guards. Dennis is currently 19 years old and won't turn 20 until September 15; so, he would fit right in with the rest of the Jazz' "Youth Movement."

  • JBQ Saint Louis, MO
    June 5, 2013 7:36 a.m.

    Obviously, Larkin has good "blood lines". It is also to be mentioned that he had an uncle who played shooting guard at Xavier and was one of their best players ever. Why he quit baseball is interesting from an interview. His daddy played with the "Big Red Machine". He was taught to hit by Tony Perez and Johnnie Bench. Somewhere, he was told by a coach that whoever taught him to hit didn't know what they were talking about. He appears humble and enthusiastic and definitely has a sense of humor. He is intelligent (Daddy attended Notre Dame)and has "jet burners". He shoots on the run well from the outside. The only downside may be his height. Let's just say that because of his father and uncle that he has a lot of self confidence and was proven to be a winner with a very improved Miami squad.