Dennis Schröder will probably not play for the Houston Rockets again next season. The Detroit Pistons are considered to be potential buyers.
Like Kelly Iko from The Athletic reports, Schröder and the Houston Rockets will not continue their cooperation. The man from Braunschweig came to H-Town from the Boston Celtics for the trade deadline and played 15 more games for the worst team of the past season.
Schröder played an average of around 27 minutes and scored 10.9 points and 5.9 assists with odds of 40 percent from the field and 33 percent from the line of three. In his article, Iko emphasizes that Schröder impressed the franchise with his “professionalism, experience and speed”, but that the team wanted to free up minutes for its youngsters.
Marc Stein (Substack) also dealt with Schröder’s personal details in his newsletter and linked the Detroit Pistons to the German international. Accordingly, the Pistons see Schröder as a cost-effective alternative to improve the backcourt.
Detroit has recently been linked with the Dallas Mavericks’ Jalen Brunson, but the 26-year-old is said to be charging upwards of $20 million a year and is likely to remain in Dallas.
Dennis Schröder before moving to Detroit?
Schröder could be another option for the Pistons, who had the worst attack in the NBA last year. The Pistons already have their star of the future in Cade Cunningham, who Detroit picked last year at position one in the draft. This year Detroit is drawing position five.
The place next to Cunningham is still vacant, also because ex-lottery pick Killian Hayes has not yet been able to meet expectations, especially offensively. The ex-Ulmer only came off the bench over the course of the season, instead veteran Cory Joseph was given preference in the second guard position.
Schröder could speed up the Pistons’ game and support the youngsters, as he did in Houston.
Dennis Schröder: His stats in the 2021/22 season