Atlanta Hawks head coach Mike Budenholzer could have a problem on his hands—backup point guard Dennis Schröder recently told a German publication that if he doesn’t become a starter, it may be time to start sniffing around for a trade.
Playing behind All-Star teammate Jeff Teague, the 22-year old has become a fan favorite in the A.
In 77 games, Schröder put up 10 points and handed out 4.1 assists in 19 minutes of action for the 60-win Hawks.
Per Bild (via SI):
“My goal is the starting spot. If it does not go forward next season, you have to talk to people and look for other opportunities,” Schröder said.
Schröder, 22, is coming off a EuroBasket campaign in which he averaged 18.2 points, 7.5 assists, and 3.9 rebounds for 36-minute averages. Schröder started 10 games for the Hawks last season and averaged 10.0 points, 4.1 assists and 2.1 rebounds.
Teague is coming off an All-Star season in which he started 72 of his 73 games on the year. Teague posted a career-high 17.6 points per game to go along with his 7.0 assists and 1.7 steals averaged. Teague also contributed 16.8 points and 6.7 assists per game in the playoffs.