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Report: Starting NBA Point Guard Made Available For A Trade

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There are a ton of very good point guards playing in the NBA these days. One of them might be on the move this offseason.

The Atlanta Hawks appear to be firmly set on rebuilding their team. This means that 24-year-old point guard Dennis Schroder could be used as a trade asset. Schroder wants to play for a playoff team and that's not going to happen in Atlanta in the next year or two.

So, he might be on the move. Schroder has reportedly been made available in trade talks.

Sports Illustrated's Jeremy Woo first reported the news.


The situation is complicated by Dennis Schröder, who the team has made available in trade talks, according to league sources. He has been difficult for the Hawks to deal due to concerns about his attitude and the $46 million remaining on his contract through 2021. Perhaps packaging their other draft picks could help convince a team to take Schröder, given he’s just 24.

The Hawks have the No. 3 pick in this year's draft. Atlanta has multiple picks in the first round. Perhaps packaging one of those later picks with Schroder could allow the Hawks to land another lottery pick.

This is a situation that could be resolved in the coming days. The 2018 NBA Draft is set to begin on Thursday at 7 p.m. E.T.