NBA Rumor: Dennis Schroeder Trade?
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Lakers flirted with idea of bringing back Dennis Schroeder
One twist on the day was that the Lakers flirted with the idea of bringing back Dennis Schroeder. Their starting point guard a year ago, averaging 15.4 points and 5.8 assists per game, Schröder fell out of favor in L.A. after declining an $84 million contract extension and had to settle for the mid-level exception in Boston as a free agent.
There was some pushback from some in the organization about the possibility of a Schröder reunion, but that deal failed to materialize more due to something that was a theme throughout the day: Unrealistic asking prices.
Bruno Fernando, Enes Kanter included in Celtics-Rockets deal
The Vertical: The Celtics are trading Dennis Schroder, Enes Freedom and Bruno Fernando to the Rockets for Daniel Theis, per @Adrian Wojnarowski. Houston is waiving Freedom, per @Adrian Wojnarowski. pic.twitter.com/UUBNOHcDLd
Celtics trading Dennis Schroeder to Houston
Shams Charania: The Boston Celtics are trading Dennis Schroder to the Houston Rockets in package for Daniel Theis, sources tell @TheAthletic @Stadium.
Chris Fedor: With the deadline clock ticking down, #Cavs remain active. They are still looking at various options to improve the roster and Boston’s Dennis Schroder remains a possibility, sources tell @clevelanddotcom.
The Athletic: A league source indicated the Celtics are still listening to offers for Dennis Schröder, @Jay King writes. But after ducking under the luxury tax threshold, there’s no urgency to move on from him if they don’t find a package worth it.
Adam Himmelsbach: Hearing that there are 3 or 4 teams that remain interested in acquiring Dennis Schroder. One source says it’s just about 50/50 as to whether something gets done. Cs appear to have no plans to trade Josh Richardson, source says.
Brian Robb: One thing I continue to hear from sources on potential Dennis Schroder deal. Celtics are not going to move him just to get under the luxury tax. They would want asset(s) in order to trade him. Team also open to keeping him as he has fans in organization.
Bulls not an option for Dennis Schroeder
Paul Millsap and Tristan Thompson are two players who potentially could be available. And league sources indicated the Bulls’ focus has been on frontcourt help, not backcourt. In fact, two sources said the Bulls’ reported interest in Dennis Schröder is overblown, if not completely inaccurate.
“Right now, the deals the Lakers are really looking at are around the fringes. Players like Alec Burks in New York. Dennis Schroder in Boston. Any number of role players, fringe starters that they might be able to cobble together the assets to get. “But the idea of a Westbrook trade? Nothing is impossible but I think it is highly unlikely.”
Dennis Schroeder to Milwaukee still possible?
Keith Smith: The Bucks and Celtics are still keeping in touch regarding a Dennis Schroeder-Donte DiVincenzo swap, sources tell @celticsblog. Milwaukee is a little worried about PG depth with George Hill currently out. Celtics won’t add players or picks to Schroder, however.
How will the Celtics get under the luxury tax, assuming they will? Despite the team’s recent surge, league sources firmly believe Stevens will do what it takes to push the team under the tax threshold. He could do that by shedding salary in a Dennis Schröder move, as several outside sources still expect. But the market for Schröder does not appear to be robust and Stevens could instead find a way to dump salary without touching Udoka’s current eight-man rotation.
Stevens has said he would like to add shooting regardless, but will be limited in his options Thursday assuming he is under orders to duck under the luxury tax. That’s one reason why league sources expect more movement from the Celtics over the summer.
Keith Smith: As others have reported, the Celtics are not going to salary-dump Dennis Schroder to avoid the tax. They want a real return of a helpful player if they move the backup PG. Boston has other deals lined up, if they need to cut tax before the deadline, sources tell @celticsblog.
Dennis Schroder: One of the hottest names on the trade market is far from a sure thing to be dealt as MassLive covered last month. The Celtics know he’s a flight risk but the possibility remains he could be retained in free agency since there’s unlikely to be many suitors that can offer much more than Boston, if they want to retain him. While several Eastern Conference teams have shown interest (Cleveland, Chicago, Milwaukee) in the point guard, it’s going to take more than a second-round pick and expiring contracts for Boston to move the point guard, per sources.
Boston seems to have shifted from seller to buyer in recent days, per sources. The Celtics, winners of six straight and eight of their last nine, are still dangling Dennis Schröder in trade talks—Schröder is on a one-year deal and will be very difficult for Boston to re-sign this summer—but teams that have discussed deals with the Celtics say Boston is looking for a player and draft capital for Schröder. There is some traction on a Schröder-Donte DiVincenzo swap with Milwaukee, and Cleveland is still interested. Dallas, per sources, is, too.
Keith Smith: I’m told that reports Boston and Milwaukee have talked a Dennis Schroder-Donte DiVincenzo swap are accurate. What has killed a deal thus far is the Bucks want the Celtics to include Grant Williams in the deal and Boston is unwilling to part with their backup big man.
Donte DiVincenzo to Boston for Dennis Schroeder?
In the latest development of Boston’s Dennis Schroder talks, the Celtics and Bucks have discussed a framework that would send Schroder to Milwaukee in exchange for Donte DiVincenzo, sources said. The Bucks have also expressed interest in landing Grant Williams in that scenario.
Brian Robb: Dennis Schroder on trade rumors: “I’ve been hearing this for nine years….it is what it is. It’s a business. I like the guys, the organization…if I’m staying here, of course that would be better.”
Bucks, Bulls have made offers for Dennis Schroeder
The Boston Celtics’ priority, according to multiple sources, is to clear salary to save on the luxury tax. There are two offers on the table for Dennis Schröder according to multiple sources, one from the Milwaukee Bucks and another from the Chicago Bulls.
Dennis Schroeder a name to watch for the Bulls
Dennis Schroeder is a name to watch for Chicago. With the injuries to Lonzo Ball and Alex Caruso, and Chicago in a win-now mode, he’s the type of player the Bulls can buy low on for a second-round pick and a player like Troy Brown Jr., for example.
Marc Stein on the Mavs: They are trying to use their trade exception. But what I’m told is they wouldn’t be using it to bring in Schroeder to this point. Now again, I have to throw in that caveat of things could always change. But I don’t foresee them using the exception on Schroeder.
Mavericks not interested in Dennis Schroeder
Dallas is exploring potential roster upgrades through this route, but sources say acquiring Boston’s Dennis Schröder — whose expiring $5.9 million salary would fit comfortably into the exception created by trading Josh Richardson to the Celtics in July — is not in the club’s plans.
Celtics expected to trade Dennis Schroeder before trade deadline
Marc Stein: The Celtics say Dennis Schröder is probable to play tonight against Miami despite right achilles tendinopathy. Boston is widely expected to deal Schröder before the league’s Feb. 10 deadline if it can find a deal that sheds Schroder’s $5.9MM salary without taking salary back.
Cavs want Dennis Schroeder?
The Cleveland Cavaliers might have eyes for Boston Celtics veteran point guard Dennis Schroder ahead of the Feb. 10 NBA trade deadline. “Today they were granted a $9 million disabled-player exception by the league for the Ricky Rubio season-ending ACL. They can use that to trade for a player with one year left on his contract,” ESPN’s Brian Windhorst said Thursday on NBA Today (5:38 mark). “League executives believe a main target for that will be Dennis Schroder, who fits into that trade exception. Such a trade would potentially take the Celtics below the luxury tax and he could help [the Cavs] on the perimeter.”
Dennis Schroder and Aaron Nesmith continued to be labeled as likely trade candidates by league personnel as well. Getting out of the tax appears to remain a key goal for Boston.
Dennis Schröder has been repeatedly mentioned by league sources as available, despite Celtics president of basketball operations Brad Stevens dancing around the subject in an interview with The Athletic’s Jay King.
Ryan McDonough: Payton Pritchard’s strong December makes it more likely Dennis Schroder is traded prior to the deadline. Schroder’s productivity/contract make him easy to trade and attractive to contending teams. Pritchard’s development is important to the ☘️s due to his age/rookie scale deal.
Also climbing on Most Likely To Be Traded lists leaguewide: Boston’s Dennis Schröder. The Celtics do not want to break up their Jayson Tatum/Jaylen Brown duo, no matter how much skepticism continues to circulate about how well they function together, and mixed signals persist about new team president of basketball operations Brad Stevens’ true willingness to part with Marcus Smart.
Dennis Schroeder on the trading block?
Rival teams expect the Celtics to be open to talks around guard Dennis Schröder, who inked a one-year deal with Boston in the offseason but has had a strong season that likely prices him out of a potential re-signing.
Jay King: Jaylen Brown has been ruled out of tonight’s game. Robert Williams is doubtful. Dennis Schroder is probable.
What trade value would Schroeder have at the deadline for a contending team? C’s will be good this season, so probably won’t happen, but would Schroeder command a protected 1st or good young player? — Mr. Positive. Brian Robb: I think that either of those returns would probably be a very best-case scenario. The good news for Boston when it comes to Schroder’s trade value is that his contract is very cheap so it would be very easy for a team to add him without going over their budget. The problem for Brad Stevens is that Schroder does not have any Bird Rights after signing a one-year deal. That means any team that trades for him will need to use their own cap space to re-sign him. Most playoff teams are capped out for next summer already so that should limit a potential return in the event the Celtics decide to move on. If some team gets desperate, perhaps a late first-round pick could be in play but a couple of second-round picks and/or an unproven young player with promise seems more likely if Schroder has a good first half of the year and Boston wants to move on.
Lakers have not ended pursuit of Buddy Hield
From there, league personnel continue to ask where Dennis Schroder will land in this summer’s spending spree. The Los Angeles Lakers hope to net returning talent in a sign-and-trade involving the 27-year-old, and they have not ended their search for ways to land Buddy Hield.
However, it appears the Lakers have not been in extensive contact with Schroder and his representatives, sources told Bleacher Report, and the two sides do not seem to be working in tandem ahead of the new league year beginning at 6 p.m. ET Monday. A sign-and-trade requires agreement from both teams and the free agents involved.
Kings, Wizards not interested in a Dennis Schroeder sign-and-trade
There is some beautiful-mind framework in which the Lakers might still sign-and-trade Schroder and acquire Hield. It’s just hard to find it. The Wizards and Kings don’t want Schroder, sources said. The Lakers would need a fourth team that does, with assets the Kings want. (The Lakers do avoid the hard cap here by not acquiring a player in a sign-and-trade — one reason DeMar DeRozan and Kyle Lowry were likely off the board.)
Lakers continue to gauge trade interest in Kyle Kuzma
Lakers shopped Dennis Schroeder and Montrezl Harrell last month due to uncertainty about their fit
The roster moves that looked so good in November, winning raves for the Lakers’ front office, haven’t panned out. Dennis Schröder and Montrezl Harrell have not proved capable of pinch-carrying the Lakers during the regular season when James and Davis are unavailable. I believed, as resolutely as the Lakers, that they would be, but Schröder and Harrell tend to be more concerned with their own scoring than anything else. When the Lakers explored the trade market for both last month, it seemed to confirm their own uncertainty about the fit.
Dennis Schroeder turned down an extension from the Lakers worth $80 million over four years
Don’t be surprised that the Los Angeles Lakers were prepared to trade Dennis Schröder. […] Schröder, 27, was available because of the gulf between player and team in contract extension talks. He has rebuffed extension offers from the Lakers in the range of $80 million over four years, according to two people familiar with the discussions who were not authorized to discuss them publicly.
Lakers open to discussing Dennis Schroeder, Montrezl Harrell and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope trades
Jake Fischer: Of note regarding the Kyle Lowry-Lakers rumors: It seems Los Angeles became open to discussing all of Dennis Schroder, Montrezl Harrell and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope with rival teams as of Monday night, and that chatter has not since quieted among league executives.
Dennis Schroeder to Lakers
Bill Oram: The Dennis Schröder deal is official. Here’s the announcement from the Lakers: pic.twitter.com/uw40gOFYDa
But Schröder also is not awful on defense. It won’t be a problem like the Clippers have with Lou Williams. The Thunder actually had a much better defensive rating with him on the floor (103.0) than off of it (111.8) last season. It was the same situation in OKC’s seven-game first-round series against the Rockets: 103.8 with Schröder on it, team-worst 114.9 with him off of it. That might be the greatest argument why Schröder will work in the postseason for a defense-first Lakers team. He just worked in a playoff series against a conference rival.
Earvin Magic Johnson: Lakers GM Rob Pelinka pulled off an awesome trade to acquire G Dennis Schroder who averages 18.9 points, 3 rebounds, and 4 assists from OKC. @Lakers fans, this trade puts us in a position to repeat!
Kevin O’Connor: Sources: The Bucks pursued a trade with the Thunder for Dennis Schroder and were deep in trade negotiations last week. Ultimately, the Lakers landed Schroder. Now the Bucks must move on to other targets. Eric Bledsoe remains the player Milwaukee is dangling most in trade talks.
Schroder has one year and $15.5 million left on his contract and would be acquired with the intention of eventually signing him to a new contract to remain with the defending NBA champions, sources said.
StatMuse: Dennis Schroder last season: 18.9 PPG, 4.0 APG, 47/39/84%. He led the NBA in points off the bench. pic.twitter.com/yfr6kLXTHv
Dennis Schroeder to Lakers
Shams Charania: Lakers and Thunder have agreement in principle on deal to send Dennis Schroder to Los Angeles, and No. 28 pick in Wednesday’s Draft to OKC, sources tell @The Athletic @Stadium.
Bobby Marks: Lakers will gain some valuable flexibility when it comes to their $9.3M midlevel exception: Out: Green $15,365,853 Pick 28- $1.964,780. In: Schroder – $15,500,000.
Adrian Wojnarowski: Schroder-to-the-Lakers is well on course to be completed on Monday, sources tell ESPN. Rival teams in pursuit of the OKC guard have started moving onto new targets. The Lakers will land an impactful, versatile guard in pursuit of the franchise’s title defense.
Dennis Schroeder to Lakers?
Shams Charania: The Lakers are engaged in active talks on a deal to acquire Oklahoma City’s Dennis Schröder, which would send No. 28 pick in Draft to the Thunder, sources tell @The Athletic @Stadium.
Adrian Wojnarowski: The Los Angeles Lakers are in advanced talks with Oklahoma City on a trade for guard Dennis Schroder, sources tell ESPN. Deal expected to include OKC acquiring LA’s pick at No. 28 in Wednesday’s draft. Deal can be completed at noon ET on Monday.
Adrian Wojnarowski: Lakers guard Danny Green and the No. 28 overall pick have been a focus of the trade discussions for Schroder, sources tell ESPN.
Would guard Dennis Schroder from OKC help the Mavs? Maybe, but every time we think of Schroder we think of Dirk Nowitzki’s privately-held unflattering opinion of him. We’re not sure this is a great pairing with Luka Doncic. Schroder is worth a mention, though, for another reason that mirrors an Oubre motivation: As the Mavs ready for more big steps in the future, it’s important to know that Schroder’s coming contract pays him $15.5 million and is expiring. Oubre’s is at $14.4 mil, and, yes, it’s expiring.
This is why you hear Larry Nance Jr.’s name a lot across the league — in addition to the big names in Oklahoma City (Paul, Gallinari, and Dennis Schroder). Schroder would draw strong interest, sources say.
On Chris Paul trade scenarios: Gozlan: “Eric Bledsoe, Ersan Ilyasova – assuming you guarantee his $7 million salary for next season – and then you can do a variation of George Hill. I don’t think they want to trade George Hill. I think he was awesome for them, and they want to keep him. In that case, you can get away with Robin Lopez and DJ Wilson. After that, then you start talking about the incentives, maybe Donte DiVincenzo. On OKC’s side, they’d love to get a lot of picks and young players.” Scotto: “At that point, if you’re OKC, you’re signaling you’re fully rebuilding, and you’re going to really start to gut that roster. If you get rid of Chris Paul, Steven Adams will probably be talked about in trades. Dennis Schroeder as well. Danilo Gallinari (free agent) probably wouldn’t be brought back at that point, or you try a sign-and-trade to get him to a certain destination.”
Michael Scotto: “At that point, if you’re OKC, you’re signaling you’re fully rebuilding, and you’re going to really start to gut that roster. If you get rid of Chris Paul, Steven Adams will probably be talked about in trades. Dennis Schroeder as well. Danilo Gallinari (free agent) probably wouldn’t be brought back at that point, or you try a sign-and-trade to get him to a certain destination.”
The Oklahoma City Thunder were a somewhat unexpected playoff team in 19-20 after trading away Paul George and Russell Westbrook last offseason. Chris Paul had a resurgent season and the Thunder were one of the best clutch teams in the league. But the Thunder could still begin a more conventional rebuild if they trade away Paul and follow that move by dealing Dennis Schroder and Steven Adams. “By all appearances, once the Thunder make the move to move on from Chris Paul, that’s kind of when they’re going to hit the reset button,” said Royce Young on The Hoop Collective Podcast. “That’s when I think they’ll start tearing down some of the pieces. Schroder will go. Adams might go. And they’ll start to sort of begin their first ever rebuild since they moved to Oklahoma City.”
Royce Young: Dennis Schroder on trade rumors, says it’s not a distraction, just a business. Also says, “The GM Sam Presti is probably the best GM I’ve ever seen. He’s an honest person.”
Lakers inquiring about Dinwiddie, Schroeder
Alex Kennedy: The Lakers have made some calls to ask about the availability of Spencer Dinwiddie and Dennis Schroder, according to Zach Lowe on this ESPN deadline special.
Dave McMenamin: The Lakers inquired about Dennis Schröder as they look to fortify the PG position leading up to the trade deadline, sources told ESPN. The conversation did not go very far, as OKC — currently the No. 7 seed in the West — were not looking to move him without a hefty return.
Steven Adams, Dennis Schroder and Danilo Gallinari remain the Thunder players to watch as speculation intensifies ahead of the deadline. “Nobody should pay attention to that,” Schroder said Tuesday. “It’s a business. When something happens and Sam (Presti) calls us, then we just gotta move forward. Right now I think everyone is in a good place.”
SNY sources confirm that some with the Knicks would like to see the club pursue a point guard at the trade deadline, as the NY Daily News reported. OKC’s Dennis Schroeder is among the point guards believed to be available.
Knicks interested in Dennis Schroeder
Even without a Morris deal, the Knicks could still be active before the trade deadline. Dennis Smith Jr. is hopeful for a relocation, according to a source, and it was believed the Timberwolves were the prime suitors before they traded Jeff Teague. One thing to keep in mind: the Knicks are looking for a point guard and, according to a source, are high on OKC’s Dennis Schroder.
According to various reports, players like Dennis Schroeder, DeMar DeRozan and Kevin Love could be made available via trade by their respective teams. The Knicks, per a source, are keeping their ‘eye on a lot of players’ as we enter trade season.
After three consecutive first-round playoff exits — two with Westbrook and George on the roster together — the Thunder should consider making everyone else available via trade. That doesn’t mean it’s time to make a panic deal involving Adams or Schröder, but their contracts make them the biggest pieces OKC has to make a sweeping change if that’s the route Presti wants to pursue. Despite some struggles against the league’s elite centers this season, Adams remains an excellent defender and valuable pick-and-roll piece. But he’s owed $25 million next season and $27 million in 2020-21, and that might scare off potential trade partners.
It is the view of people in the DSJ camp that Carlisle works with rookies Luka Doncic and Jalen Brunson different than he works with Smith. And now you’ve got the organization maybe “within 24 hours” of a trade, a source tells me. (Two more important links here: Carlisle’s fault in all of this, and our Step-Back Podcast. Click on in.)
Zach Lowe: The two sides haggled over protections on that pick, sources say. OKC pushed for top-20 protected, but ATL got friendlier protections (lottery protected) in the end — likely by rerouting Muscala to a third team instead of OKC.
Royce Young: Dennis Schroder appears to be excited about his move to OKC. (And if you’re wondering, he spoke with Sam Presti and Billy Donovan before the trade and understands his role will be as a sixth man.)
The Hawks tried to trade Schroder for weeks, but couldn’t find a market for the former first-round draft pick. The need to trade Schroder became obvious when the Hawks obtained two other point guards – first selecting Young in the NBA Draft as the No. 5 overall pick and then trading for veteran Lin. General manager Travis Schlenk declined to comment on what the Lin acquisition meant for Schroder, but it was apparent all three point guards could not remain on the same roster.
Schroder, 24, faces possible felony charges for an assault arrest in September. He also said during a news conference in his native Germany that he would like to be traded, preferably to the Bucks or Pacers. He also was suspended several times over his five-year career with the Hawks for different violations, including not returning from an All-Star break trip to Germany after he forgot his visa.
Schroder comes to the Thunder for a desired need: another fast, playmaking point guard for a revved-up bench behind All-Star guard Russell Westbrook. OKC general manager Sam Presti and coach Billy Donovan were given permission to speak with Schroder before the agreement, and the three of them discussed his role with Oklahoma City.
The Hawks were motivated to move Schroder after drafting Trae Young with the fifth overall pick last month and then trading with Brooklyn for veteran point guard Jeremy Lin.
Oklahoma City was able to accomplish two things by trading Carmelo Anthony to Atlanta, improve the roster while saving $73M this season. The Thunder will now see their projected luxury tax bill drop from $150M to $88.8M, a savings of $62M.
In addition, Oklahoma City will save an additional $11M in salary savings with the Dennis Schroder $15.5M contract and the $1.5M cap hit of Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot. The Thunder now have a payroll of $148.7M, down from $159.6M.
As part of a three-team deal, the Oklahoma City Thunder have reached an agreement to trade forward Carmelo Anthony and a top-14 protected 2022 first-round draft pick to the Atlanta Hawks for guard Dennis Schroder, two people with knowledge of the situation told USA TODAY Sports.
The Hawks plan to waive Anthony, who will then become a free agent after he clears waivers. Atlanta has the ability to absorb Anthony’s contract, but the price for taking him off Oklahoma City’s roster was a first-round draft pick – a good move for Hawks general manager Travis Schlenk who is rebuilding the roster.
The Oklahoma City Thunder have agreed to trade Carmelo Anthony and a protected 2022 first-round pick to the Atlanta Hawks for point guard Dennis Schroder and Mike Muscala, league sources tell ESPN.
Royce Young: The pick the Thunder are sending the Hawks is 2022 lottery protected first rounder (1-14). If it doesn’t convey, it’ll become two second rounders.
Shams Charania: Sources: As part of multi-team Carmelo Anthony/Dennis Schröder deal, Atlanta’s Mike Muscala will go to Philadelphia, 76ers’ Timothé Luwawu-Cabarrot will be traded to Oklahoma City and 76ers’ Justin Anderson to Atlanta.
Adrian Wojnarowski: Oklahoma City has agreed to trade Carmelo Anthony and a protected 2022 first-round pick to Atlanta for point guard Dennis Schroder and Mike Muscala, league sources tell ESPN. Anthony will be waived, and he will join team of his choice. Rockets are frontrunner.
Chris Vivlamore: It’s a three team trade. Muscala will got to Philly. Justin Anderson will come to Hawks. Carmelo will be bought out. Won’t be a Hawk. Timothé Luwawu-Cabarrot will got to OKC.
Chris Mannix: Not to get lost in the ‘Melo trade is the fact that Atlanta just gave away a 20-point, six-assist point guard in Schroder. Hawks clearly moving in a different direction, and GM Travis Schlenk was not a Schroder fan.
Adrian Wojnarowski: Sources: Muscala ($5M) is likely headed for a third team in near future. OKC GM Sam Presti and coach Billy Donovan were given permission to talk with Schroder, and they’re enthusiastic about partnership. OKC wants more speed, another ball handler.
The Hawks have been trying to trade Schroder for weeks, but haven’t found much of a market for him, according to a person with knowledge of the discussions. Schroder’s poor 3-point shooting and atrocious defense last season hurt his trade value but not as much as his legal troubles, according to people with knowledge of how other teams view Schroder.
David Aldridge: Meanwhile, told the Hawks plan to keep @Jeremy Lin, acquired from BKN tonight (@Adrian Wojnarowski first). With @Trae Young in the mix as well, you’d have to think Atlanta is in range to deal incumbent point @Dennis Schroeder, around whom trade rumors have been flying for weeks.
Fletcher Mackel: NBA source tells me #Pelicans have “had discussions” about acquiring Atlanta Hawks point guard Dennis Schroder in trade. Unsure how far talks got. I’m told NOLA likes his talent, potential fit on court… but has MAJOR concerns about his pending legal issues (felony assault).
The Hawks have amassed an intriguing blend of talent, and they’re not done building. There were trade talks heading into the draft involving guards Dennis Schröder and Kent Bazemore, per league sources. Schröder was on the block all season, as we reported in January, while the team at least discussed Bazemore with Dallas and Orlando in possible trade-downs.
Michael Cunningham: Re: Schlenk comment on Schroder: He is not going to come out and say he wants to trade him. The Hawks would like to move Schroder but I’m told interest has been tepid.
Atlanta has explored moving Schröder, but league sources say his off-court behavior and general attitude have made him harder to trade, despite the fact he’s entering his prime years at age 24.
Dennis Schroeder eyeing move?
David Hein: Speaking in Germany at a German Basketball Federation DBB press conference, Dennis Schröder about the current situation with the Atlanta Hawks
Dennis Schroder will meet with the Atlanta Hawks in a week to discuss his future with the organization. Speaking to reporters at the German Basketball Federation press conference in Germany, Schroder said, “I want to compete. I cannot be second-to-last in the Eastern Conference.”
Atlanta Hawks point guard Dennis Schroder has cleared his Instagram account of all Hawks-related posts and also unfollowed the Hawks’ Instagram page. Schroder’s revamped social media of Hawks photos comes at a time when his future with the team is very much in question.
Schroder specifically told the German media he could imagine himself being traded to the Indiana Pacers or the Milwaukee Bucks. “Of course, I have my thoughts and my friends with other teams,” Schroder said. “For example, Indiana wouldn’t be too bad. Milwaukee wouldn’t be too bad. Those are two teams where you can say the organization is going in the right direction.”
David Hein: Speaking in Germany at a German Basketball Federation DBB press conference, Dennis Schröder about the current situation with the Atlanta Hawks: “I don’t know what the organization has in mind, that’s why I am going back in a week. Of course, Atlanta is my city, I was drafted there, have a lot of memories there, but like I said, I have to look individually at what’s best for me.”
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June 3, 2023 | 9:09 pm EDT Update
Michael Malone on team's success: 'We haven't done a damn thing'
Barely prompted, Malone turned his attention to the fourth quarter where the Nuggets were outscored 30-20 and saw a sizable double-digit lead shrink to just nine as the Heat found its 3-point stroke. Think Malone, with a chance to do something no other team in Nuggets history has done, would allow for even an ounce of complacency? Think again. No one’s getting fat with success right now. Not on his watch. “I told our players today, don’t read the paper, don’t listen to the folks on the radio and TV saying that this series is over and that we’ve done something, because we haven’t done a (dang) thing,” Malone said with his trademark fire.
Aaron Gordon admitted it’s hard not to let the outside chatter filter into his headspace. “It’s difficult because the people around you get excited, as well,” Gordon said. “So, you have to keep like a calmness. You have to keep a poise to you, like an intense energy but calm, while the rest of everybody else is really frenetic. It’s important to just make the main thing the main thing and just be focused on what the task is at hand.”
Gordon began to get out of his seat at the podium before he decided to make one more point. “Still reading the newspaper and the news around the world is important and not being consumed with kind of the bubble that is the NBA, even though it expands during the Finals,” he said. “But still, being aware of the other things that are going on outside of the media, the NBA, and the things that are going on outside of the world and reading world news is still really important.”
Ira Winderman: The Heat are listing Tyler Herro (hand) as out for Sunday’s Game 2 in Denver. But that does not mean he is definitively out. That status can be changed up until game time. Martin (illness) and Zeller (foot sprain) are listed as questionable. Vincent (ankle) listed as available.
June 3, 2023 | 7:24 pm EDT Update
Terry Stotts heads back to Milwaukee as assistant
Adrian Wojnarowski: Terry Stotts is finalizing a deal to join Adrian Griffin’s new coaching staff with the Milwaukee Bucks, sources tell ESPN. Stotts won 402 games and made eight straight playoff trips as Portland’s coach. He was the Bucks’ coach for 146 games, ending in 2007.
Phoenix Suns associate head coach Kevin Young is staying with the franchise on a new $2 million annual deal that’ll make him the NBA’s highest-paid assistant coach, sources told ESPN on Saturday. The Suns were determined to keep Young on new coach Frank Vogel’s staff and made a significant commitment to keep him from following former coach Monty Williams to the Detroit Pistons, sources said.