Atlanta Hawks reportedly recall guard Dennis Schroder from Bakersfield Jam


Nov 27, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Atlanta Hawks point guard Dennis Schroder (17) brings the ball up court against the Houston Rockets during the third quarter at Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Thomas Campbell-USA TODAY Sports

UPDATE: Vivlamore is now reporting that the team has sent Jared Cunningham back to Bakersfield.

It has been 12 days since the Atlanta Hawks sent rookie point guard Dennis Schröder to the D-League, but according to one report, he’s on his way back to Atlanta.

Schröder had a lot of success while in Bakersfield, averaging 17 points and 6.7 assists per game, but his trip to the West Coast was chiefly to gain extra experience in running a professional club, and that was the big takeaway. He played 34 minutes a night over the nearly 2 weeks, and that is invaluable in his development as a potentially high-end NBA point guard.

It is unclear whether Schröder will be available when the Hawks take on the Lakers on Monday night, but even if he was, it is a great possibility that he wouldn’t see the floor. For the time being, the Hawks are set behind Jeff Teague, as Shelvin Mack’s emergence has continued with Dennis in the D-League, and Lou Williams is now looking like his old self, and fully capable of playing point guard in a pinch.

Either way, it’s encouraging to see the Hawks 2013 1st-round pick back with the big club, and hopefully, we’ll see more of him in the near future.