Hawks shut down Dennis Schroder for rest of season

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Hawks point guard Dennis Schroder faces a potential felony battery charge. He plays for a general manager who inherited him and the $46.5 now remaining on the final three years of his contract.

Amid a cloudy future, Schroder will sit in the present.

Hawks release:

Earlier today, Atlanta Hawks guard Dennis Schröder, who has missed the last two games with a left ankle sprain, underwent an MRI at the Emory Sports Medicine Complex. The MRI revealed a medial bone bruise and Grade 2 left ankle sprain. The expected recovery time for the injuries is 2-4 weeks and he will miss the remainder of the season.

A 2-4-week injury doesn’t sound very serious. It just comes when it’s elevated it to “season-ending.” If Schroder stays on that timeline, he’ll fully recover in time for a full offseason regimen.

This should only help the Hawks, who are tied with the Grizzlies for the NBA’s worst record behind the Suns, tank for draft position.