Dennis Schroder wants to stay with the Brooklyn Nets: “They trust me”

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Cesare Milanti

11/Apr/24 14:50

The German playmaker led the black-and-white side to a revenge victory against his former team Toronto

By Cesare Milanti /

When Dennis Schroder was named 2023 FIBA Basketball World Cup MVP after an astonishing campaign as leader of the German national team, he knew an exciting chapter with the Raptors was ahead of him.

However, in February 2024 he was traded to the Brooklyn Nets, leaving head coach Darko Rajakovic and Toronto. Since then, he created a bond with the black-and-white franchise, even leading them to the latest 106-102 victory against his former team with 21 points, 7 rebounds, and 9 assists.

Interviewed by The New York Post, the German playmaker showed his appreciation for his new home. “I always want to be stationed somewhere where people show me appreciation. I felt that from the first day, as they have reached out to my family, my wife, my mom. That shows that they really [want me].  I like the playing style as well. They trust me, in what I am capable of. Of course, I want to stay”, he firmly said.

He went on to explain better his feelings. “I know the business side of it as well. I’m not taking anything emotional or personal. I know how it is. But at the end of the day, of course, I want to stay here. I want to build something special here. Everything they say, I’m preaching the same thing. And I’m the same player that they’re looking for, and it would be great to stay, for sure”, he added.

The 30-year-old point guard is averaging 14.0 points, 3.0 rebounds, and 6.1 assists per game in the 2023-24 NBA Regular Season. He will lead Germany in the 2024 Olympic Games as World Cup winners, facing hosts France, Japan, and the winner of the Latvian FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament.

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