Dennis Schroder

The Atlanta Hawks have assigned guard Dennis Schröder to the Bakersfield Jam of the NBA Development League, it was announced today by President of Basketball Operations/General Manager Danny Ferry.

Schroder has not played in seven of the past 10 games, including the last three for head coach Mike Budenholzer. In the three games he has played since Nov. 15, he totaled 37 minutes, 27 of which came in last week’s lopsided loss to the Houston Rockets. Schroder had been one of the first men off the bench in Coach Bud’s rotation during preseason and the early part of the regular season, but turnovers and lack of production led a significant decrease in minutes.

Schroder committed a combined seven turnovers games against the Knicks and 76ers Nov. 13 and 15. That began the recent string of sporadic play as Shelvin Mack assumed the backup point guard duties

Schröder, Atlanta’s first round pick in the 2013 NBA Draft (17th overall), is averaging 3.7 points, 2.5 assists and 1.1 rebounds in 13.9 minutes in 11 games this season. He ranks tied for fourth among all NBA rookies in assists and tied for 16th in scoring.

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