After the Hawkes traded for Trae Young on draft night and acquired Jeremy Lin from the Brooklyn Nets four days ago, the team has made it clear that they are ready to move on from Dennis Schroder. Atlanta has made the German point guard expendable, and will likely look to trade him in hopes of filling other positions of need and ridding the organization of their logjam at the point guard position.

According to David Aldridge of TNT, Atlanta is “in range” to move Schroder, who spent his first five years in the NBA with the Hawks. He is coming off a career year, averaging 19.4 points, 6.2 assists, and 3.1 rebounds in an otherwise disappointing season for the organization.

Schroder sees the writing on the wall and has even openly discussed potential trade destinations in the past. His would prefer to be traded to the Milwaukee Bucks or Indiana Pacers, noting that these franchises are “going in the right direction.”

Perhaps one of the most underrated guards in the league, Dennis Schroder can undoubtedly be an impactful player for a title contender. He is quick, elusive, and has excellent court vision which allows him to make the right plays for his team. These skills are imperative at the point guard position, and Schroder has only continued to improve over time.

At 24 years old, this kid is already posting 20 points a game and still has a solid four or five years until he reaches his prime. NBA execs would be wise to jump at this opportunity to acquire the guard while his asking price is reasonable.

Already drawing comparisons to Tony Parker in his infant years as a professional basketball player, it won’t be long before Schroder breaks out into the star-caliber player he is bound to become.


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