Dennis Schröder

Dennis Schröder ( born September 15, 1993) is a German professional basketball player who currently plays for the Atlanta Hawks of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Standing at 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m), he plays at the point guard position. Schröder formerly played for SG Braunschweig and Phantoms Braunschweig. He is widely regarded as one of the best talents in German basketball and has drawn many comparisons to fellow NBA point guard Rajon Rondo.

On June 27, 2013, Schröder was selected with the 17th overall pick in the 2013 NBA draft by the Atlanta Hawks. On July 11, 2013, he signed with the Hawks and joined them for the 2013 NBA Summer League. On December 4, 2013, he was assigned to the Bakersfield Jam of the NBA D-League. On December 16, 2013, he was recalled by the Hawks.

In July 2014, Schröder re-joined the Hawks for the 2014 NBA Summer League. On October 30, 2014, the Hawks exercised their third-year team option on Schröder’s rookie scale contract, extending the contract through the 2015–16 season. On December 22, 2014, he scored a then career-high 22 points in a 105–102 win over the Dallas Mavericks.

Participating in the 2015 Rising Stars Challenge on February 13, Schröder recorded 13 points, 9 assists and 3 steals as Team World defeated Team USA, 121–112. His performance was lauded by ESPN analysts, who drew comparisons to “a young Tony Parker” and called Schröder a “magician out there”. On March 15, 2015, he scored a career-high 24 points and tied his career high of 10 assists as he started in place of Jeff Teague and helped the Hawks defeat the Los Angeles Lakers, 91–86.

On May 2, 2016, Schröder scored a playoff career-high 27 points in a Game 1 loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers during the 2016 conference semi-finals.

On October 26, 2016, Schröder signed a four-year, $70 million contract extension with the Hawks. On November 8, 2016, he scored a then career-high 28 points in a 110–106 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers. On November 30, 2016, he scored 14 of his career-high 31 points in the fourth quarter of the Hawks’ 109–107 loss to the Phoenix Suns. He surpassed his career-high mark again on December 9, 2016, scoring 33 points in a 114–110 win over the Milwaukee Bucks. On April 26, 2017, he led the Hawks with 29 points, making a career high-tying five 3s, and 11 assists in a 103–99 loss to the Washington Wizards in Game 5 of their first-round playoff series; the loss saw the Hawks go down 3–2 in the series.

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Career highlights and awards

2010–2013 Phantoms Braunschweig (Germany)
2010–2013 →SG Braunschweig (Germany)
2013–present Atlanta Hawks
2013 →Bakersfield Jam (D-League)
Career highlights and awards
BBL Most Improved Player (2013)
BBL Best German Young Player (2013)

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