Four more years!
Atlanta Hawks starting point guard Dennis Schröder signed a four-year contract extension with the basketball club today. According to ESPN’s Marc Stein, the deal is worth $70 million.
“I am excited to sign this long-term deal with the Hawks. Since coming from Germany as a rookie, this organization and the entire city of Atlanta has embraced me and watched me grow,” Schröder said in a released statement through the Hawks. “I would like to thank my teammates, the coaching staff and the front office for having faith in me. I’m determined to keep improving as a player and I believe that our team has a chance to accomplish some special things together.”
Schröder, 23, has played in 206 games and has career averages of 8.9 points and 3.7 assists in 18.3 minutes per game in his three-year career with the Hawks.
Schröder will enter the 2016 season as the Hawks starting point guard, replacing former Hawks point guard Jeff Teague, who signed with the Indiana Pacers as a free agent this summer.
In Schröder’s 16 career starts, the Hawks went 11-5 (.688) and he has averaged 13.9 points, 6.9 assists and 3.6 rebounds in 29.1 minutes per game.
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