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Dennis Schröder expresses excitement for chance at starting point guard position

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The Hawks new starting point guard is pretty excited about his new role.

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The Atlanta Hawks have undergone some changes in the past couple of days, most notably with Jeff Teague being traded to the Indiana Pacers, where the Hawks acquired the No. 12 pick in tonight’s NBA Draft.

The move has now left Dennis Schröder as the immediate successor as starting point guard, something Schröder has been wanting now for quite some time, expressing as much to a German reporter back in October of 2015.

Schröder took to Twitter to express his excitement, and happiness with head coach Mike Budenholzer:

The 22-year-old now holds the future of the franchise in his hands, and has shown flashes of greatness. With the starting job now to be his, it will be interesting to see how he does with a more consistent slate of playing time.

This summer will be a big one for Schröder, who has improvements to make in his game (who doesn’t?), and should prepare for a spotlight he has yet to see since being in the NBA.