As we predicted, Dennis Schröder was suspended for one game due to his low bow to DeMarcus Cousins in Tuesday night's game in Sacramento, according to the AJC's Chris Vivalamore. He will miss tonight's game against the Nuggets.
Dennis Schroder suspended for one game for groin shot on DeMarcus Cousins. #ATLHawks— Chris Vivlamore (@ajchawks) November 7, 2013
Schroder will miss tonight's game against the Nuggets. #ATLHawks— Chris Vivlamore (@ajchawks) November 7, 2013
Schröder, who played 19 minutes in the game against the Kings, hit Cousins in the groin as he ran around the center's pick.
The play, outlined and shown in this article, was immediately flagged by pundits, fans and this site as a probable suspension per the precedents set in same such encounters. The Hawks are 1-1 on their current three-game trip and will likely use Shelvin Mack to back up starter Jeff Teague at the point.
It's a rookie mistake to engage in such shenanigans and hopefully the young guard will learn the lesson and is being mentored by the veterans on the team that such activity isn't needed.
Schröder has been given consistent minutes by first year head coach Mike Budenholzer as a backup to Teague and has shown strong on defense while adjusting to the speed of the offensive game in the NBA.
The team has yet to comment or announce the suspension.