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Height: 6-2 / 1.88
Weight:180 lbs. / 81.6 kg.
Height: 6-2 / 1.88
Weight:180 lbs. / 81.6 kg.
There is an strong chemistry between Teague and Schroder. Before the game, both understood the need for an aggressive effort. “I kept telling Jeff, ‘Keep going,’ [and] he was telling me the same thing,” Schroder said. “It was motivation for us. I was telling him, ‘Go to the basket, they can’t stop you.’”
“A lucky shot,” is what Schroder, 21, called it afterward. When this was mentioned to Piece, 37, he chuckled and thought the kid had mixed reality with some video game. “He’s a little young,” Pierce responded. “He hasn’t been able to see it for 17 years. He probably missed with me, playing (NBA) 2K.”
That comment was relayed to Pierce, who responded perfectly. “I guess Schröder’s going to say that ’cause he’s a little young,” the 37-year-old said. “He hasn’t been able to see it over the past 17 years. “He probably missed with me in 2K,” Pierce continued. “He probably used me and missed.”
What’s interesting is that while most teams experience lower efficiency rates with increased attempts, Atlanta has actually become a more efficient driving team this season — improving their 41.9 percent drive conversion rate (25th ranked in 2013–14) to a 46.1 percent clip (14th ranked in 2014–15). This can best be explained by Dennis Schroder’s emergence as one of the league’s most prolific drivers. Schroder is the only player in the league who plays less than 20 minutes per game yet still has attempted more than 350 drives for the season. He also converts his drives (48.8 percent) at a higher rate than All-Stars Kyrie Irving, Jeff Teague and Russell Westbrook.
Dennis Schroder will join teammate Jeff Teague in the Skills Challenge as part of NBA All-Star weekend. The Hawks second-year guard announced on social media Thursday that he will participate in the competition on All-Star Saturday night in New York City. “Excited to Compete in the Skills Challenge with My Speed Brother,” Schroder tweeted.
Tell me about your blond streak. Dennis Schroeder: My mom told me to make my whole head blond a few years ago. I was like, “No!” So she told me to just do a little part of it. I did that in Germany. Since then I’ve had it. My homeboys — the Flex Gang — they do too. And my brother. They represent for me. The Flex Gang? Dennis Schroeder: Some friends of mine. We’re putting together a clothing line — T-shirts, hats, hoodies — but I’m not sure when it’s gonna be out yet. Until then, everyone can just start with the blond streak.
Did she encourage your mayo consumption too? I hear it’s high. Dennis Schroeder: I love mayonnaise. In Germany, we put it on French fries, chicken, eggs, it doesn’t matter. I grew up like that. Before a game, I always eat a turkey burger with mayonnaise. The players say it’s disgusting, but I’m not changing. Coach doesn’t care.
I hear you’re a skateboarder. Dennis Schroeder: When I was like 6, my brother took me to the park near our house in Braunschweig, Germany, and taught me to skate. We skated on everything: rails, ledges. My older brother had a couple offers to go pro — he thought I was good enough, too — but we started playing basketball instead: three-on-three, four-on-four in the park. But skating was my first favorite sport. I skate still for fun.
Schröder is a headstrong type who got to dominate the ball for a mediocre team in Germany before bolting to the NBA, and he had trouble adapting to Budenholzer’s system of constant passing and motion. Just a few weeks ago, he was riding the bench — and pouting about it. “All players tend to pout a bit and get frustrated when they’re not playing,” Budenholzer says. “Young players maybe aren’t as good at hiding it. But this season, if someone told Dennis he was pouting, he was at least more open to hearing it and saying, ‘Hey, maybe I’ve got to change this.’”
Schroder’s team option is for $1,763,400. His contract also calls for a team option for the 2016-17 season of $2,708,582 for the first-round pick from last year. Schroder is second on the team in scoring through the two preseason games at 11.5 points. He is 6 of 13 from the field and 1 of 1 from 3-point range in 45 minutes. The point guard has a total of seven assists and seven turnovers. It’s likely the Hawks will pick up Schroder’s option as it’s too early to give up on the potential they saw in taking him with the 17th overall pick last year.
“Coach this summer worked with me a lot on that (getting to the rim on drives). He told me to use it in the game, get my teammates involved on kick-outs or finish by myself,” Schröder acknowledged. “But I have to keep working on it. Still working on it.” The six turnovers were sloppy, but the defense the young guard played at times on Russ Smith almost looked predatory. Schröder seemed to smell the fear on Smith and got into the young Pelican, almost right as Smith got to halfcourt. “Yeah, for sure,”Dennis laughed as I asked him about smelling fear on Smith. “Jimmer, too, I could do that. I feel like (when it’s like that) I can take them full court, do it every time when it’s a dead ball, free throw or something.”
When Dennis Schröder isn’t competing on the court in the Las Vegas Summer League, he’s competing in something else. Table tennis. Schröder played in the NBA’s annual Table Tennis Challenge Wednesday night. The tournament, held in Las Vegas during the Summer League, fielded 32 players, including Houston Rockets General Manager Daryl Morey, Charlotte Hornets General Manager Rich Cho and former Hawks coach Bob Weiss, now on Charlotte’s staff.
They’ve shown interest in Minnesota’s Kevin Love, but they have also lowered their sights for players like Atlanta’s Dennis Schroeder, and I’m told they also like Milwaukee’s Brandon Knight. However, if Smart is on the board here, he’ll be tough to pass. He’s the perfect fit for a coach like Mike Malone. And don’t count out Elfrid Payton here; he’s coming off a terrific workout in Sacramento. If Smart is off the board, he’s a possibility.
Atlanta Hawks guard Dennis Schröder will be suiting up for Germany in the 2015 Eurobasket Qualifying Rounds. Schröder will look to lead the Germans past Poland, Austria and Luxembourg in Group C as they bid to better the woeful pool stage exit at Eurobasket in Ljubljana last year.
“Our main goal is to qualify for the EuroBasket and then – step by step – reach the Olympic Games, hopefully with Dirk Nowitzki. “I’ve been in touch with Dirk during the season. We spoke about the national team and agreed that we both want to play at EuroBasket and the Olympics. That’s the goals we’re setting and we want to reach together.”
It was immediately unclear if the Kings have a specific target. But Dennis Schroder, the German point guard firmly behind Jeff Teague on the Hawks depth chart, could come up. Had McLemore been gone at No. 7, Sacramento would have looked hard at Schroder or at trading back.