Interest in Dennis Schroder has been tepid
The Atlanta Hawks were reportedly open to the idea of trading away point guard Dennis Schroder should a reasonable price be put on their table by interested parties. But according to Michael Cunningham of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Schroder is simply not generating enough attention.
The Hawks would trade point guard Dennis Schroder for the right price, but interest in him from other teams has been tepid, according to a person with knowledge of the discussions. There’s a possibility that Schroder will remain with team in 2018-19, which also will be the rookie season for their new point guard, Trae Young.
The Hawks can afford to ship Schroder somewhere else, considering that they got Trae Young during Thursday’s NBA Draft in Brooklyn. The Hawks originally selected Luka Doncic, but it was after an agreement with the Dallas Mavericks, who then selected Young as the fifth overall pick before swapping rookies, with the Mavs adding a future first-round pick (protected) to sweeten the deal.
Schroder was arguably the Hawks’ best player last season in which he averaged 19.4 points, 6.2 assists, 3.1 rebounds, and 1.1 steals in 67 games.
Dennis Schroder is still only 24 with a contract that won’t expire until 2021. Should the Hawks keep Schroder for at least another season, Atlanta general manager Travis Schlenk believes that having a backcourt with the German and Young will be ultimately beneficial for the team.
“I think both guys can play together, especially the way the league is played,” Schlenk said. “You will see two point guards on the floor a lot. I don’t’ think that’s an issue.”