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Free-agent NBA guard Dennis Schroder is reportedly turning heads and helping him get another contract opportunity thanks to his performance at the EuroBasket Championship.
According to NBA insider Marc Stein, Schroder’s performance in Germany is causing “more more and more attention,” and he is expected to “almost certainly” join a new NBA team by the end of September.
The team believed to be interested in Schroder is the Dallas Mavericks, Stein reported last week that Mavericks executive Nico Harrison and Michael Finley have been looking for Schroder and are considering the possibility of signing him.
In six games for Germany at EuroBasket 2022, Schroder averaged 20.2 points, 7.2 assists and 2.7 assists. rebounds, making him one of the most efficient players in the f game. Schroeder also helped Germany reach the semi-finals against Spain in the semi-finals. Along the way, Schroeder beat countries like France, Lithuania and Greece. Since being selected by the Atlanta Hawks with the 17th overall pick in the 2013 NBA Draft, Schroder has Has played nine seasons in the league with the Hawks, Oklahoma City Thunder, Los Angeles Lakers, Boston Celtics and Houston Rockets.
Schroder, who turns 29 on Thursday, has also been largely a productive player during his NBA career , averaged 14.2 points, 4.7 assists and 2.9 rebounds in 621 regular-season games.
After averaging a career-high 19.4 points per game and 18.9 points per game with the Hawks in 2017-18, his numbers It has been declining for the past few seasons. The 2019-20 season with the Thunder.
Schroder spent last season between the Celtics and Rockets, averaging 13.5 points, 4.6 assists and 3.3 rebounds while shooting 43.1 percent from the field and 34.4 percent from beyond the arc. Dallas may be Schroder’s best landing spot as Mavericks are still looking to replace Jaylen Boo Renson’s people.
Brunson was the Mavs’ second-best player last season after Luka Doncic, when the MVP Brunson kept the team afloat while the candidate missed several games in the playoffs.
The New York Knicks have signed Brunson as a free agent, leaving the Mavericks with no one to play with the East if needed Cic (Slovenia’s team in the EuroBasket semifinals on Wednesday) played alongside players.
Spencer Dinwiddie is the best in-house candidate for the role, but Schroder’s experience as a starter and bench player adds to the His explosive offense makes him arguably the closest comparison to Brunson of any player currently available.
Playing a key role for a team that reached the Western Conference finals last season would be a huge win for Schroder, consi considering that soon His NBA future is still in question.