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The Atlanta Hawks are making point guard Dennis Schroder and swingman Kent Bazemore available in trade talks, according to a report from Sports Illustrated.
The Hawks own the third overall pick in the 2018 NBA draft and are high on Oklahoma’s Trae Young.
Schroder has $46 million remaining on his contract through 2021. The Hawks have concerns about his attitude moving forward. Back in May, Schroder said he wants to be on a competitive team and would request a meeting with ownership.
“I will be 25 in September,” Schroder said. “I want to compete while I’m in my prime. I cannot be second to last in the Eastern Conference. That’s why I will have talks with the Atlanta Hawks.”
The 24-year-old Schroder averaged 19.4 points, 3.1 rebounds and 6.2 assists in 2017-18, shooting 43.6 percent from the field and 29.0 percent from three.
Bazemore, meanwhile, is set to make $18 million next season and has a player option worth $19.3 million for 2019-20. He averaged 12.9 points, 3.8 rebounds and 3.5 assists this past season, hitting 42.0 percent of his shots overall and 39.4 percent from beyond the arc.
The Hawks hired Philadelphia 76ers assistant Lloyd Pierce as their new head coach.