We discussed the pros and cons of giving Dennis Schröder a contract extension earlier this week. While it remains to be seen whether or not the Hawks and Schröder can find a deal that is beneficial to both sides, he remains one of the favorites from the 2013 Draft class to garner an extension.
ProBasketballTalk's Kurt Helin took a look at five extension candidates from the 2013 class with Schröder coming in at No. 4 on the list.
4) Dennis Schroder, Atlanta Hawks. When the Hawks traded Jeff Teague they played their hand here — Schroder is now the point guard of the present and future in Atlanta, and they are banking on his continued development to be a key part of their future. Which means they probably lock up the 23-year-old German with an extension. However, if they want to hesitate because they are not sure they can let him go to restricted free agency next summer and let the market set his price.
As Helin mentions here, the Hawks are in pretty good shape. They can elect to wait on an extension and still have the right to match any offer Schröder reaches next offseason. However, they will have no control over the market for Schröder's services and a team like Philadelphia could force them into paying more than they would have to now with an extension.