NBA Rumors: Dennis Schroder Expected To Be A ‘More Engaged Defender’ In OKC Thunder

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Dennis Schroder expected to improve defense in OKC

With their decision to undergo a rebuilding process, the Atlanta Hawks decided to trade Dennis Schroder to the Oklahoma City Thunder in exchange for Carmelo Anthony and a 2022 protected first-round pick. The arrival of Jeremy Lin and Trae Young this offseason makes Schroder the odd man out in Atlanta. However, during the 2017-18 NBA season, the 24-year-old point guard has already been expressed his desire to leave and join a title contender.

The main reason why the Thunder pushed through with the deal was to get rid of Carmelo Anthony and his $ 27.9 million contract. However, according to Scott Rafferty of NBA.com, the Thunder may have also seen something in Dennis Schroder that could increase their chance of winning an NBA championship title next season.

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