According to ESPN’s Marc Stein, the Atlanta Hawks and point guard Dennis Schroder agreed to terms on a four-year, $70 million extension.
After Jeff Teague got traded to the Indiana Pacers, 23-year-old Dennis Schroder quickly became the Hawks’ new starting point guard. As a third-year player last year, Schroder’s numbers were solid, and he was a great backup to Teague.
Through 80 games, the German floor general saw roughly 20 minutes of action a night and poured in 11 points while dishing out 4.4 assists. His adjusted stats were comparable to Teague, and Atlanta’s ownership is evidently very high on their new starting point guard.
During the playoffs last year, Schroder wasn’t consistent but had three 20-point games, including 27 against Cleveland in the first game of the Eastern order tramadol from us pharmacy Conference semis.
Going forward, his primary concern is to improve offensively, as he’s a clear dropoff from Teague. One thing Schroder has going for him, though, is his blinding quickness, and it’s tough for anyone to stay in front of him. The downside to that is he’s not converting as many layups as he should be, and he doesn’t have an outside shot to balance it out.
Each year, Schroder has improved defensively, and he’s someone who can evolve into a stout, pesky defender in a couple of years.
In five preseason games with the Hawks, he averaged 10.4 points on 40.8 percent shooting (38.5 from three) and 5.4 assists, and Atlanta’s season kicks off Thursday, October 27 against the Washington Wizards.
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