Dennis Schroder on return to Europe: “I could easily play until I was 40”

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Nikola Miloradovic

14/Mar/24 17:12

Brooklyn Nets guard and 2023 World Cup champion Dennis Schroder doesn’t intend to stop playing basketball any time soon

By Eurohoops team /

The 30-year-old Brooklyn Nets point guard Dennis Schroder has been playing in the NBA since 2013 and donned the colors of the German national team since 2014. He doesn’t plan on stopping anytime soon.

Talking to the German outlet Kicker, he admitted that he sees himself playing for at least another decade and eventually returning to European basketball, where he began his career with his hometown club Phantoms Braunschweig.

I could easily play until I was 40. In the NBA until I was 35, 36, and then I could go back to Germany at a good level and shake up the league a little bit,” Schroder said.

The same goes for the national team, where he intends to follow in Dirk Nowitzki’s footsteps.

I have the feeling that I want to stay there for a long time, like Dirk Nowitzki back then. I can realistically assess if and how I can still help the team.

After winning the 2023 World Cup, Schroder will be playing with Germany at the 2024 Paris Olympics and even hopes to carry the German flag at the opening ceremony.

In Paris, they will be with LeBron James, Steph Curry, Jayson Tatum, Kevin Durant, Anthony Davis, Jimmy Butler and other superstars. It will be difficult, but nothing is impossible, and we have a chance,” 11-year NBA veteran said, and turned to being the flag bearer. “It would be crazy, it’s the biggest thing and the greatest consideration that Germany can give me. If not now for a basketball player, when will it be the case again? We have won the World Cup. I would like all twelve players to carry the flag; I am completely serious.