OKLAHOMA CITY THUNDER
DENNIS SCHROEDER, SIXTH MAN OF THE YEAR
Dennis Schroeder has always been able to put up individual numbers since his arrival to the NBA; the problem is, they have rarely translated to much team success. At least not during his time as a full-time starter with the Hawks. As Jeff Teague’s backup in 2015-16, though, Schroeder did boast a +5.5 net rating – an extremely solid mark that proves his impact may be felt best as a reserve. Now, as a member of the Oklahoma City Thunder bench unit backing up Russell Westbrook, there’s reason to believe he can regain some of the magic he had earlier in his career.