Perhaps the most obvious landing spot for Dennis Schroder is with the Dallas Mavericks: a team that has a significant hole to fill left by a primary ball-handler leaving in free agency in Jalen Brunson.
Dennis Schroder can provide 60-90 percent of what Brunson brought to the table last season and for a tiny fraction of what the New York Knicks paid. Schroder would also be a significantly better defender for the Dallas Mavericks.
While Brunson has a little more creativity inside the arc, Schroder can still aptly run an offense and play off of Luka Doncic when needed. He’s also used to playing in a system along with two primary ball-handlers when he featured next to Chris Paul and Shai Gilgeous-Alexander for the Oklahoma City Thunder.
The Mavericks showed last season that they were closer to title contention with Luka than expected but losing Jalen Brunson could lead to a significant step backward for the team.
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Replacing his production with Dennis Schroder could go a long way to ensuring that the Dallas Mavericks don’t regress. With his two-way services under tow and the additions of Christian Wood and Jaden Ivey, the Mavs could even take a step forward if Schroder plays well in North Texas.