San Antonio Spurs Rumors: Dennis Schroder Taking Tony Parker’s Role?
Dennis Schroder could be a darkhorse when NBA Free Agency 2017 comes around and one team he could seriously consider would be the San Antonio Spurs.Advertisement
The Spurs do still have Tony Parker in the mix though the French guard is at the twilight of his career. He has been saddled with injuries the past years but has nevertheless been churning out credible performances for Gregg Popovich.
At some point, though, the Spurs will have to deal with the fact that Parker could be considering retirement as well. He announced his retirement from international ball so his NBA career is likely next on the agenda.
At 34, Parker could have 2 to 3 years left of NBA play but a lot depends on how healthy he is. That said, the Spurs are expected to be on the prowl for a point guard and the rising Schroder is looming as a good candidate, Soaring South reported.
Atlanta Hawks Won’t Let Schroder Go That Easy
With Jeff Teague out of the mix, Schroder is unlikely to be let off that easy by the Atlanta Hawks, Hoops Habit reported. The Hawks will do everything they can to retain him though the final decision still falls on the 23-year-old German.
Schroder Wise To Join The Spurs
Just like most NBA players, one dream for Schroder is to evolve as a player and of course win an NBA title. With the Spurs, he has the chance to do that.
If he does gain interest from Popovich and company, he may be one step closer to realizing an NBA title. Aside from that, Popovich has proven himself as a good mentor chiefly responsible for the rise of previously unknown players.
Leading the list is Kawhi Leonard who has blossomed into one of the finest forwards the NBA has to date. With Parker nearing the end of his career, Schroder could be a good fit to succeed the all-star guard.