Pelicans have had discussions about acquiring the Hawks’ Dennis Schroder
The New Orleans Pelicans have “had discussions” about acquiring Atlanta Hawks point guard Dennis Schroder in a trade, according to NBC Sports anchor Fletcher Mackel.
The Pelicans reportedly like his talent but have major concerns about his pending legal issues, specifically a felony battery case from September.
The Hawks have grown tired of Schroder and hope to start their rebuilding era with a different cog in place, hence the reason they drafted Trae Young with their lottery pick.
Schroder is only 24 years old and has already shown the potential to be a scoring point guard after putting up a career-high 19.4 points and 6.2 assists per game last season, but his efficiency has been in question, shooting only 43.6 percent from the floor and a career-low 29 percent from deep in 2017-18.
The Pelicans have already lost two of their starters in DeMarcus Cousins and point guard Rajon Rondo, which would only spell a potential replacement.
Trading for Schroder would keep Jrue Holiday as the starting shooting guard, a role in which he’s thrived throughout last season, but absolute clarity on Schroder’s legal issues is a definite must if the Hawks hope to trade him.
Despite two poor shooting outings from Young to start the Summer League, the Hawks remain confident he is their point guard of the future, and if they can negotiate a trade for Schroder, New Orleans might just have one of the vacancies plugged up.