ATLANTA - ESPN.com ranked Atlanta Hawks guard Dennis Schroder as one of the top 100 players in the NBA.
To decide on what players were selected for the list, voters had to consider both the quality and the quantity of each player’s contributions to his team’s ability to win games.
Schroder, who was ranked 91 last year’s list, sits at 96 in the list of 100 players for the 2017-18 season.
27 points, 8 assists.— Atlanta Hawks (@ATLHawks) September 12, 2017
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During the offseason, the Hawks sent forward Paul Millsap to the Denver Nuggets. With that, Schroder has been charge with stepping up and becoming more of a leader for a Hawks’ team that has an average of nearly 26 years old.
While most of the Hawks attention and offense ran through Millsap, Schroder averaged averaged nearly 22 points and eight assists per 36 minutes in the 755 minutes he played without Millsap last season. The Hawks, however, were also outscored by 7.5 points per 100 possessions during that time, a number that would have ranked dead last in the NBA, according to ESPN Stats and Information.
During the regular season, the German native averaged 18 points and six assists per game, and in the postseason, he averaged 25 points and nearly eight assists per game.
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Schroder and the Hawks will open NBA preseason play on Oct. 6 against the Detroit Pistons at Little Caesars Arena. Tipoff is set for 7 p.m.
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