Hawks content with Dennis Schroder, Trae Young on roster
Despite a potential interest from the New Orleans Pelicans in point guard Dennis Schroder, the Atlanta Hawks have not been fascinated with the offers they’ve gotten for their 24-year-old floor general, according to Jordan Schultz of Yahoo Sports.
As it sits, the Hawks are still “content” with having Schroder and rookie Trae Young on the roster for the moment.
That dilemma represents the impending question they will have throughout the offseason, as unloading Schroder seems like a must, having drafted a point guard that high (traded No. 3 pick for Dallas Mavericks’ No. 5 on draft day).
Young possesses many of the same skills as Schroder, another scoring point guard able to make plays on the floor.
That same prototypical style of play screamed Schroder’s exit was coming, but the German international’s off-the-court troubles have been a reason of concern for many teams, including the Pelicans.
The 6-foot-1 point guard was involved in a battery charge, stemming from last September. The case was recommended to be tried as a felony case, which could bring much more serious implications to him and his career.
Bringing Young off the bench is still a possibility, as he appears to struggle with his shot selection early through this Summer League, but doing so would conflict with the Hawks’ future interest in rebuilding without Schroder.