Oklahoma City Thunder: 3 Reasons Dennis Schröder Is a Perfect Fit

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Schroder Desperately Wanted a Fresh Start

Secondly, Dennis Schroder was desperately trying to talk his way out of Atlanta. He was fed up with losing and made that perfectly clear. During an interview back in March, Schroder talked about wanting to win and even mentioned the Milwaukee Bucks and Indiana Pacers as potential landing spots for himself.

“I have to look individually what’s the best for me. I will be 25 in September and of course you want to win a title some time. In my prime — 23, 26, 27, 28, 29 — I want to compete. I cannot be second to last in the Eastern Conference. That’s why I will have the talks with the Atlanta Hawks.”

Oklahoma City swooped in and offered him a fresh start. He took to his Instagram account to share his excitement about being a part of the Thunder alongside George and Westbrook.


Schroder is going to leave everything that he possibly can on the court for his new team. With a new team comes a new energy, which Thunder fans will come to know and love.

Expect to see Schroder enjoy playing with a playoff contender, rather than the lowly Atlanta Hawks. He will be in the middle of a tough Western Conference playoff chase and will be asked to handle a large role.

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