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February 23, 2015 Updates

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. Medium

February 12, 2015 Updates

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. Atlanta Journal-Constitution

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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. Grantland

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. Grantland

December 5, 2014 Updates

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.’” Grantland

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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. Atlanta Journal-Constitution

October 8, 2014 Updates

"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." Peachtree Hoops

July 17, 2014 Updates

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. NBA.com

June 10, 2014 Updates

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. ESPN.com

June 5, 2014 Updates

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. TalkBasket

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So Schroder, a gifted point guard, waits, understanding that success in the NBA is not instantaneous. “Every time I do an interview, everybody tells me that,” Schroder said of the comparisons to Rondo. “For me, it means a lot because he’s like the best point guard in the NBA and I hope that I’ll be one day like him and be an All-Star and win championships. I think with his long arms and defense and his [ability] to see the open guys, yeah, I compare me a little bit like him, too.” Boston Globe

“Since I’ve been a kid I’ve tried to win every game and try to give everything to lead the team,” Schroder said. “Every time when I step on the court I try to be the best and win against other point guards, try to play them well and tough.” The adjustment to the NBA has been rocky. Coach Mike Budenholzer already has sent Schroder to the Development League for a stint. Schroder needs to cut down on risky plays and turnovers. He needs to gain consistency. “It’s a completely different game than [overseas], in Europe you call a lot of set plays,” he said. “In Germany, I played very fast and I can get used to the game in the NBA. I feel comfortable here. At the beginning of the season I played like 20 minutes a game and then I had two bad games and I was out of the rotation, and now I have to be patient and get my minutes back.” Boston Globe

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