Veteran guard Dennis Schroder, who is resting to finish out the 2021-22 season as the Houston Rockets evaluate younger players, doesn’t yet have a contract for 2022-23 and will soon be a free agent. He was acquired by Houston in the Daniel Theis trade with Boston in February.

But the Rockets do value the 28-year-old’s influence on their young squad, and head coach Stephen Silas indicated after Tuesday’s loss in Brooklyn that he was open to keeping Schroder beyond this season.

When a reporter from Schroder’s native Germany asked Silas whether he would like to keep Schroder around, here’s how he responded:

I love Dennis. He’s been really good for us, as far as his point guard play, as far as his leadership, as far as being a veteran that we need, because we are so young.