Dennis Schroder attempts to clear up his removal of all Hawks-related posts from his Instagram

Published Add your comment

Football News

Dennis Schroder's future with the Atlanta Hawks looks to be in serious doubt after some interesting recent comments and bizarre social media activity.

In a press conference with the German Basketball Federation in his homeland, the point guard stated that he will be speaking with the front office to discuss which direction the team is going in after they finished 14th in the Eastern Conference this season.

“I want to compete. I cannot be second-to-last in the Eastern Conference," he said.

“I don’t know what the organization has in mind, that’s why I am going back in a week. Of course, Atlanta is my city, I was drafted there, have a lot of memories, but like I said, I have to look individually what’s best for me.”

Schroder followed up these comments by deleting all Hawks-related posts on his Instagram as well as unfollowing the team.

Atlanta Hawks v Dallas Mavericks

In this social media-driven age, it unsurprisingly sparked some controversy and led many to jump to the conclusion that the 24-year-old will be leaving Atlanta this summer.

The German, however, tried to clear things up with another IG post explaining why he deleted photos of himself in a Hawks jersey.

It was a rather vague explanation from Schroder and not many people were buying it as they still believe he's destined to depart the franchise.

The young guard averaged 19.4 points, 6.2 assists, and 3.1 rebounds per game but despite his strong numbers, his team finished with the worst record in the east at 24-58.

Schroder is already thinking about teams he can join and has two destinations in mind if he is to leave ATL.

Atlanta Hawks v Charlotte Hornets

“Of course I have my thoughts and my friends with other teams," he said. "For example, Indiana wouldn’t be too bad, Milwaukee wouldn’t be too bad. Those are two teams you can say that organisation is going in the right direction.”

He currently has three years and $46.5 million left on his deal with the Hawks which is a decent contract in today's market.

Atlanta also fired head coach Mike Budenholzer at the end of the season and recently appointed former Philadelphia 76ers assistant Lloyd Pierce to take over.

The meeting between Schroder and the Hawks top brass should provide more clarity on the future of their best player but he's made his feelings clear on what he wants.

He is keen to compete for a championship but the team is obviously in a rebuilding phase which could continue for a few years.

If the five-year man isn't prepared to be part of it, his exit seems inevitable.

Listen HERE to episode two of the new GiveMeSport NBA podcast, featuring New York Times senior writer Marc Stein.

Enjoy, and please subscribe for all future episodes.

Dennis Schroder
Kent Bazemore
Southeast Division
Milwaukee Bucks
Indiana Pacers
Atlanta Hawks
Eastern Conference

Article Comments

Read more

Report author of article

Please let us know if you believe this article is in violation of our editorial policy, please only report articles for one of the following reasons.

Report author


This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.

Want more content like this?

Like our GiveMeSport Facebook Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to Facebook, don't ask me again

Follow GiveMeSport on Twitter and you will get this directly to you.

Already Following, don't ask me again