Dennis Schroder, NBA, Atlanta Hawks
Mar 13, 2018; Atlanta, GA, USA; Atlanta Hawks guard Dennis Schroder (17) dribbles the ball around Oklahoma City Thunder guard Raymond Felton (2) during the fourth quarter at Philips Arena. Mandatory Credit: Jason Getz-USA TODAY Sports

Dennis Schroder Seems Very Ready To Leave The Hawks

The Atlanta Hawks had a downright miserable season, and now it looks like they’ll lose their respected coach, Mike Budenholzer. They finished 24-58, the worst mark in the East. One bright spot, however, was the continued emergence of Dennis Schroder.

The 24-year-old German averaged a career-best 19.4 points in addition to 6.2 assists, 3.1 rebounds, and 1.2 steals per game. He was easily the Hawks’ best offensive weapon.

It seems Schroder, however, wants out of Atlanta. In a press conference in Germany, Schroder said he does not want to waste his golden years toiling away on a bad team.

He appears to be interested in playing for Indiana or Milwaukee, two emerging East contenders with solid young players already in the mix.

Will He Force a Trade?

He said he plans to talk with the Hawks’ brass about his future.

His perspective seems rational and mature enough, right? Schroder also took petty action on social media, though, scrubbing his Instagram of any trace of the Hawks.

The Hawks owe the young guard $46.5 million over the next three years. It will be interesting to see if any of the contenders are willing to take a chance on him. Indiana (Darren Collison) and Milwaukee (Eric Bledsoe) already have above-average point guards on the roster.

About Aaron Mansfield

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Aaron Mansfield is a freelance sports writer. His work has appeared in Complex, USA Today and the New York Times. Mansfield is a PhD candidate at UMass Amherst.

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