The Atlanta Hawks have assigned rookie point guard Dennis Schröder to the Bakersfield Jam of the NBA D-League. Schröder has recently fallen behind Shelvin Mack in the Hawks' point guard rotation of late and this will be a way for him to get some on court time.
Schröder will join teammate Jared Cunningham with the Jam and could start alongside him in the Jam's backcourt.
Schröder is averaging 3.7 points, 2.5 assists in 11 games. He has received DNP-CD's in each of the last three games. The Jam's next game will be on Friday when they take on the L.A. Defenders.
This move also suggests that Lou Williams may be close to having his back-to-back restriction lifted which also will give the Hawks a little more depth at the guard position.