Dennis Schroder: “I cannot be second to last in the Eastern Conference”

2018-05-14T15:36:11+00:00 2018-05-14T16:24:03+00:00.

Antonis Stroggylakis

14/May/18 15:36

Dennis Schroder will look to compete for a title. Will that be with the Hawks?

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Atlanta Hawks guard Dennis Schroder wants to see himself staying with the team but at the same time, he wants to be a part of a competitive outfit and a title contender.

“I will be 25 in September and of course, you want to win the title some time,” Schroder said during a press conference of the German Basketball Federation held in his hometown Braunschweig per David Hein. “In my prime- 25, 26, 27, 28, 29 – I want to compete. I cannot be second to last in the in the Eastern Conference. That’s why I will have the talks with Atlanta Hawks.”

Schroder mentioned that there will be some discussions with the Hawks regarding the direction the club will follow.

“I don’t know what the organization has in mind, that’s why I’m going back in a week,” the German guard said. “Of course, Atlanta is my city, I was drafted there and I have a lot of memories. But like I said, I have to look individually what’s best for me.”

“I will talk to the GM (Travis Schlenk) and the owner (Tony Ressler) of the team and we will talk about the organization and what they want to do in the future. My agent will also be there and he will talk to them tomorrow and Wednesday to see how it continues on.”

There are already two teams that Schroder has in mind as potential landing spots, in case of a trade.

“Indiana wouldn’t be too bad. Milwaukee wouldn’t be too bad. Those are the two teams where you can the organization is going in the right direction.”

Schroder signed a four-year, 70 million extension with the Hawks just before the beginning of the 2016-2017 season. He finished 2017-2018 with career-high average 19.4 points per game in 67 games.

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