Suns in need of a point guard, but not interested in Hawks’ Dennis Schroder
After getting Trae Young in last week’s NBA Draft, the Atlanta Hawks appear to have deemed Dennis Schroder as an expendable trade commodity. However, interest in Schroder hasn’t been high. In fact, it’s been anemic according to a previous report.
The Phoenix Suns seem to be an ideal destination for Schroder, especially following reports of the team having no plans of bringing back point guard Elfrid Payton. The problem for Schroder is that even the Suns are not showing any inclination of having him on their team, per ESPN’s Zach Lowe, citing sources.
Phoenix has shown no interest so far in Dennis Schroder, sources say.
That’s a bit cold for a one-liner, but it’s just the reality for Dennis Schroder, who suddenly feels as though he’s the odd man out in the rebuild the Hawks are undergoing. Last season, Schroder averaged 19.4 points, 3.1 rebounds, and 6.2 assists in 67 games.
Schroder, who was selected 17th overall by Atlanta in the 2013 NBA Draft, is due to earn $15.5 million in each of the next three seasons, meaning he’s three years away from being a free agent. That’s a bit lengthy, not to mention pricey, commitment for a guard, who appears as though he only brings plenty of empty calories to the table.
Schroder is just 24, about to turn 25 this September, and still has plenty of promise, but the Suns are not yet ready to compete for a title, making the idea of acquiring the German court general irrelevant to their long-term plans. For now, the Suns are projected to make Tyler Ulis their starting point guard for next season.