Dennis Schröder's rookie season hasn't quite gone like many expected. After being selected in the first round of the 2013 NBA Draft and putting up a solid performance in the Vegas Summer League, Schröder came to training camp as the Atlanta Hawks' backup point guard. However, some early struggles combined by the emergence of Shelvin Mack have Schröder out of Mike Budenholzer's rotation.
"It's a completely different game than [overseas], in Europe you call a lot of set plays," he said. "In Germany, I played very fast and I can get used to the game in the NBA. I feel comfortable here. At the beginning of the season I played like 20 minutes a game and then I had two bad games and I was out of the rotation, and now I have to be patient and get my minutes back."
Schröder's struggles seem to start after he returned from a one-game suspension he earned for delivering a low blow to Sacramento's DeMarcus Cousins while trying to fight through a screen. Schröder has appeared in 15 games this season while averaging 3.1 points and 2.1 assists.
Be sure to click through and read the entire interview as Schröder discusses comparisons to Rondo and how the Celtics were interested in him prior to last summer's draft.