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Oklahoma City Thunder general manager Sam Presti said that the club is completely supportive of guard Dennis Schroder leaving the NBA’s bubble in Orlando to be with his wife for the birth of their second child.
“We’re totally supportive of whatever Dennis wants to do,” Presti said per The Athletic’s Erik Horne. “That’s not rhetoric. Family is the most important thing. We’ll find a way to do this for him. The team has been adaptable all year.”
The Schroder family is expecting the child in mid-August. When the German player returns to the bubble, he’ll have to be in a four-day quarantine and produce negative tests before joining his team once more.
The NBA playoffs begin on August 17.
Before the NBA shut down, Schroder averaged 19.0 points, 4.1 rebounds and 3.7 rebounds, making a pretty strong case for being this season’s Sixth Man of the Year.
“The thing that doesn’t get enough recognition is his willingness to accept the role itself,” Presti commented. “He’s a big reason the team is functioning at a high level. He’s playing the best basketball of his career.”