Hawks trying to trade Schroder, haven’t found market for him

The Atlanta Hawks have been trying to trade point guard Dennis Schroder for weeks, but haven’t found much of a market for him, according to a report from Michael Cunningham of the Atlanta Journal Constitution.

The Hawks acquired Jeremy Lin from the Brooklyn Nets and plan to keep him on the roster. Atlanta drafted Oklahoma guard Trae Young in the 2018 NBA draft and are eager to move on from Schroder.

Schroder’s value around the league is low due to his legal troubles and attitude. Schroder and three other men were arrested on misdemeanor battery charges.

Schroder has $46 million remaining on his contract through 2021. The 24-year-old 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.

Hawks general manager Travis Schlenk spoke highly of Lin and says Lin has a high character.

“We had the opportunity to add a veteran point guard to the locker room,” Schlenk said. “We’ve said all along that it takes high-character, good guys to help a young team grow. Jeremy fits the bill.”