Hawks, Dennis Schroder agree to contract extension

If it wasn’t made clear about the future of the point in Atlanta when the Hawks dealt Jeff Teague to Indiana over the summer, it has now been hammered home emphatically.


Dennis Schroder and the Hawks have come to terms on a four-year, $70-million contract extension, according to Marc Stein and Zach Lowe of ESPN.

After starting just 16 games through his first three NBA seasons, Schroder will be the man running the show Thursday night when the Hawks open the 2016-17 season at home against the Wizards. Schroder averaged 11 points and 2.6 rebounds while playing 20.7 minutes per game last season.