Atlanta Hawks: Dennis Schroder to play for Germany


This summer the Atlanta Hawks point guard Dennis Schroder plans to play basketball in his home country of Germany. What does this mean for Schroder and the Hawks?

The Atlanta Hawks point guard, Dennis Schroder, is a native of Germany. He began his professional basketball career in 2010 with SUM Baskets Braunschweig, which is a farm team of Phantoms Braunschweig.

In his first season with SUM Baskets Braunschweig, the team made it to the playoffs, where he put up big numbers. Schroder averaged 18.8 points and 5.1 assists over the course of four playoff games.

That same season, he also played a total of 30 games for Phantoms Braunshweig. In 2012-13, Schroder played in 32 games and averaged 12 points, 3.2 assists and 2.5 rebounds. He then declared for the 2013 NBA draft, where he was selected by the Atlanta Hawks with the 17th overall pick.

Schroder is considered to be one of the best talents in German Basketball, and this summer he plans to return to Germany and play for the German national team.

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This isn’t the first time he has returned to play for Germany since he’s been with the Atlanta Hawks. Last season, he returned to Germany to help compete in Eurobasket 2015.

Germany could use Schroder right now. They are trying to qualify for Eurobasket 2017. The games begin on August 31st and go into September.

Schroder’s decision to play for Germany this year all came down to whether or not he would remain healthy throughout the regular season.

He was in fact able to end the season on a healthy note, and so he intends to go forward with his plans.

Playing for Germany this summer means more experience for Schroder. He will more than likely take the position of starting point guard for the Atlanta Hawks, especially if the Hawks’ decide to trade current starter Jeff Teague.

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Schroder and the Atlanta Hawks are both looking for improvement. It definitely seems as though Schroder is doing his part to increase his potential every year, will the Hawks reward his efforts with a spot in the starting line-up?