One surprising candidate who could replace Jeremy Lin for the Brooklyn Nets is 24-year-old Atlanta Hawks point guard Dennis Schroder. Chris Mannix believes the Hawks do not think he is their long-term solution (via Yahoo Sports): “Here’s one thing I know about Travis Schlenk: He wants nothing to do with long-term contracts. Schlenk craves flexibility, and his early moves – trading [Dwight] Howard, making little effort to retain Paul Millsap – tell me he’s thinking well into the future. Schroder is a little different though. There’s legitimate talent there, which can’t be dismissed. But more importantly, there is no real market for him. I ran Schroder’s name by a few team executives this week, and each recoiled.” Mannix does not think that Schroder has much value, but the Nets would likely be interested in the point guard after losing Lin for the season. Kenny Atkinson was an assistant coach for Schroder in Atlanta before he became the head coach for Brooklyn. Jordan Ott, who is an assistant for the Nets, was also an assistant for Schroder with the Hawks. According to Nets Daily, Atkinson was supposed to work with Schroder as an assistant on the German men’s basketball national team during the 2015 FIBA Eurobasket tournament.
Hawks' Dennis Schroder could be a perfect trade candidate for the Nets
Hoops Hype | Oct 20