Report: Jeremy Lin acquisition expedites Hawks trading Dennis Schroder

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After drafting point guard Trae Young, the Hawks said they’d keep incumbent starting point guard Dennis Schroder.

But Atlanta trading for another point guard, Jeremy Lin, has blown the lid off that obvious ruse.

Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN:

However, the deal for Lin probably will expedite a Schroder trade this summer, league sources said.

Schroder would probably welcome a trade at this point.

But who will take him? He’s due $46.5 million over the next three years and also faces the prospect of felony battery charge. He’s talented and just 24, but that’s a lot to swallow.

I wouldn’t have been surprised if Atlanta just stuck Schroder deep on the bench behind the better Lin and more promising Young. But it appears an actual Schroder trade is forthcoming.