The Atlanta Hawks and Dennis Schroder have had a rocky relationship for the past two years. When the team decided to give the keys of the offense to Schroder, it went downhill. He’s been in numerous situations outside of basketball, and also some on the court. We’ve been waiting to see some growth from the German point guard, but it looks like things are only getting worse.
Schroder has done some damage while on the Hawks. It started when he said he wanted to be the starter for the Hawks, and he might have to explore other options if not.
The Hawks granted him his request the next season, and things didn’t get better. He performed well at times, but other times he just looked like a stubborn player on the court. He’s butted heads with coach Mike Budenholzer before and also Dwight Howard, which probably led to him getting traded after only one season with the Hawks. Off the court it doesn’t get any better.
Last season, he was benched because he didn’t make it back in time for practice. This season, he had pending charges for an incident at the club. I’m not sure with the direction the Hawks are going in that they want problems like Schroder has caused.
What should the next move be
In a recent interview with Schroder, he said that the Indiana Pacers and Milwaukee Bucks are two destinations that stick out to him. The only way he could possibly get to those teams now is if he gets traded. The Pacers don’t have that much to offer to the Hawks, so that might not be the best move. Milwaukee is an interesting choice for two reasons. One is that they have some movable pieces that could be nice for the Hawks. Another reason is that they just hired coach Bud. Even though it seems that he and Schroder have had issues before, a reunion may be in the works depending on what the Hawks do with the point guard. Either way it goes, the Hawks and Schroder are in a bad spot right now. A divorce is what these two need.