SALT LAKE CITY -- As typos go, some folks might have appreciated it.
But future NBA point guard Dennis Schroeder? Probably not.
Listed as 6-foot-1 and a slender -- some might say shockingly underweight -- 156 pounds, the 19-year-old German worked out along with five other draft prospects Friday morning at the Utah Jazz's practice facility.
The bio issued by the team listed Schroeder as 156 but a check of his stats on several Internet sites indicate he weighs more than likely somewhere around 165.
"I don't even know if that's true," Jazz player personnel director Walt Perrin said.
Perrin said he wanted to double check Schroeder's official numbers at the NBA's Chicago predraft combine.
"I think he was a little bigger than that in Chicago, if I remember right," he said. "If it's 156, we'll see."
According to Schroeder's profile on the NBA's website, Schroeder weighs 165.
Perhaps the matter doesn't carry a lot of weight -- pun intended -- to fans and members of the media, but to teams considering using a draft pick on the quick-footed, long-armed floor director, it's potentially a heavy deal. That explains why Perrin immediately questioned the listing of 156.
As the Jazz look ahead to the June 27 draft, their biggest need is point guard. They currently don't have one under contract and have already taken a close look at several prospects, either at the combine, through individual workouts or both.
According to a few draft experts, Utah will take Schroeder with the No. 14 pick. Others, however, think he'll be gone by then.
Those same experts liken Schroeder's game to that of Boston Celtics' point guard Rajon Rondo, listed as 6-1 and 186 pounds.
Not only is Schroeder similarly built, he has a similar game: lightning-quick with great ball-handling skills and a pass-first approach, but possessing the ability to slash to the basket while drawing defenders to the middle. He also has the wingspan to be an effective rebounder and a disruptive defender from the point.
Schroeder said he models his game after Rondo's.
Perrin said the body type is similar but he hesitated to take the comparison much further, partly because he feels Schroeder is a better offensive player than Rondo was at the same age.
"The only comparison in line with Rondo is body build: long arms, big hands," he said. "Rondo was not an offensive player except for getting to the basket. He couldn't shoot the ball. I think Dennis is a better shooter at the same stage."
As for defense, Perrin said there's also no comparison. Rondo is far more accomplished.
"Rondo is so much better defensively than Dennis," he said.
Schroeder has been playing in the German professional leagues for two years, most recently averaging 11.9 points and 3.3 assists per game for Braunschweig of the German Basketball League. He also was a member of the 2012 German national team. He first began making a name for himself at th Nike Hoop Summit earlier this year, then dazzled scouts with his athleticism at the combine.
His stock is on the rise as the draft draws nearer.
Schroeder joined Louisville point guard Peyton Siva as well as Pittsburgh center Steven Adams; Miami (Fla.) center Kenny Kadji; Notre Dame forward Jack Cooley and North Carolina State forward Richard Howell.