Mike Budenholzer discussed the decision to send rookie Dennis Schröder to the D-League prior to Wednesday's game against the Clippers. Budenholzer indicated that Schröder's assignment could be a short one but that they would see how things went both for him in Bakersfield and the Hawks in Atlanta.
Budenholzer on Schroder assignment" My guess is he’ll be back sooner but we’ll see how it’s going down there and how it’s going up there."— Chris Vivlamore (@ajchawks) December 4, 2013
The Hawks utilized the D-League last season when John Jenkins and Mike Scott were both in their rookie seasons. Jenkins assignment lasted just two games while Scott was in Bakersfield for a total of seven. Both players used the experience as a positive and it led to more playing time down the stretch of the season. Jenkins tore the D-League up averaging over 25 points a game in his brief stay.
The assignment will be a good opportunity for Schröder to get some playing time and regain his confidence. He has struggled since returning from his one-game suspension. The Hawks currently have a good situation at point guard with both Jeff Teague and Shelvin Mack playing at high levels.