Over the past few seasons, Dennis Schroder has been steadily growing as a point guard with the Atlanta Hawks. He took over the starting job after Jeff Teague was traded to the Indiana Pacers and flourished in that role. Now, he will begin the next chapter of his career with the Oklahoma City Thunder.
Schroder was acquired by the Thunder in the deal that sent Carmelo Anthony to the Atlanta Hawks. A few other small pieces were also included in the deal, but Schroder and Anthony were the two main names.
Last season with the Hawks, Schroder ended up averaging 19.4 points per game to go along with 6.2 assists and 3.1 rebounds. He shot 43.6 percent from the field overall and knocked down 29.0 percent of his three-point attempts. Those numbers show exactly why the Thunder wanted to acquire Schroder.
At just 24 years old, Schroder is heading into the prime of his career with five NBA seasons under his belt. That is something that very few NBA players are capable of saying.
Oklahoma City is hoping that the subtraction of Anthony and additions of Schroder can take them forward in the Western Conference playoff chase. Paul George was re-signed despite many believing he would leave town and the Thunder also added Nerlens Noel while re-signing Jerami Grant and Raymond Felton.
All of that being said, what three reasons can be given to support the statement that Dennis Schroder is a perfect fit for the Thunder?
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