Atlanta Hawks: 4 Observations from Week 1

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Nov 1, 2015; Charlotte, NC, USA; Atlanta Hawks head coach Mike Budenholzer and guard Dennis Schroder (17) look on during the first half against the Charlotte Hornets at Time Warner Cable Arena. Mandatory Credit: Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports


Atlanta Hawks’ PG Dennis Schroder elevated his game last season, raising his PPG total from 3.0 PPG in 2013-2014 to 10.00 PPG in 2014-2015. With the departure of Pero Antic and DeMarre Carroll this offseason, Schroder is placing himself in a position to increase his production and become a key cog on the Hawks’ offense coming off the bench.

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It’s clear that we are witnessing Schroder develop into a dynamic young star at the PG position before our eyes. Through the first four games of the season, Schroder has scored 20, 13, 14 and 6 points in those respective games, while also displaying a much improved jump shot. So far, Schroder is shooting 46.9 percent from the field, and is of course incredibly quick in getting to the basket. If he continues to shoot at the this clip, he could make a case for being a 6th Man of the Year candidate.