September 3, 2020, 1:07 amDennis SchroderPG, Oklahoma City Thunder
Dennis Schroder put up 12 points on 5-of-17 shooting to go with six rebounds and five assists against the Rockets in Wednesday's Game 7 loss.
Schroder ends his resurgent season with a rough shooting night in an elimination game. Despite the loss, he's gained the respect of the league this season. All that's left for him now is to await the results of the Sixth Man of the Year vote.
September 1, 2020, 12:15 amDennis SchroderPG, Oklahoma City Thunder
Dennis Schroder scored 12 points on 5-of-15 shooting while adding eight boards, two assists and a steal in Monday's Game 6.
Schroder went 0-for-5 from deep, but was still a plus-six on the floor tonight. The offensive side of the ball wasn't pretty, but he actually did a decent job defending James Harden. The Thunder three-guard lineup still poses a huge problem for the Rockets and we expect to see a lot of it in Game 7.
August 29, 2020, 8:25 pmDennis SchroderPG, Oklahoma City Thunder
Dennis Schroder was ejected in the third quarter of Saturday's game vs. the Rockets, after an altercation with P.J. Tucker, ending the game with 19 points on 6-of-13 shooting.
This is a tough blow for the Thunder as Schroder was playing extremely well off the bench, adding three triples, one rebound, one assist, one steal and one block in 21 minutes. Schroder got into it with Tucker after the Rocket retaliated from a "low blow" allegedly dished out by the guard.
Source: Royce Young on Twitter
August 24, 2020, 6:44 pmDennis SchroderPG, Oklahoma City Thunder
Dennis Schroder continues to rise to the challenge for the Thunder, dropping a team-high 30 points on an efficient 10-of-16 shooting, chipping in four 3-pointers, three assists and one rebound in 31 minutes during Monday's series-leveling victory.
Trailing by as much as 15 points midway through the third quarter, the Thunder rallied back to level the series at 2-2. Schroder has stepped up over the past two games, averaging 29.5 points off the bench. The Thunder have been able to combat the small-ball lineup of the Rockets with an impactful guard-heavy rotation of their own. They will look to make it three wins in a row on Wednesday with Schroder figuring to feature prominently once again.
August 22, 2020, 9:51 pmDennis SchroderPG, Oklahoma City Thunder
Dennis Schroder got aggressive off the Thunder bench on Saturday, erupting for a team-high 29 points (10-of-23 FG, 7-of-9 FT), five rebounds, five assists, two 3s and two steals.
Schroder saw 39 minutes on the floor in this game and provided the Thunder with a plus-10 value on the +/- column. He will need to continue to drop big games like this if the Thunder are going to be able to come up with the surprise upset over James Harden and company.
August 20, 2020, 7:02 pmDanilo GallinariSF, Oklahoma City Thunder
Danilo Gallinari scored 17 points on 5-of-12 shooting in Thursday's Game 2 loss and added five rebounds, one assist, one trey and two turnovers in 33 minutes.
Gallo was able to make all six of his free throw attempts during the game but the team needs to find more scoring from their main veteran guys: Gallo, Chris Paul, Dennis Schröder. Schröder struggled to impact the game off the bench, finishing with 13 points (5-of-12), five rebounds, five assists, two 3-pointers and four turnovers. Altogether, the Thunder committed six more turnovers than the Rockets, an area that needs to be improved as they look to get their first win on Saturday.
August 14, 2020, 10:25 pmDennis SchroderPG, Oklahoma City Thunder
Dennis Schröder dished out four assists in his return to action in the bubble against the Clippers on Friday, finishing with 17 points (6-of-12 FG, 3-of-3 3PT) and a steal to go along with the dimes.
Schröder had been on paternity leave with his wife giving birth to their second child. He returned to the bubble and went through all the necessary steps of the COVID-19 protocol, including the mandatory self-isolation period and rounds of tests. It was good that Schröder was able to get some game action prior to the playoffs, which begin next week. The Thunder will be taking on the Rockets in the 4/5 matchup in the Western Conference.
August 14, 2020, 5:41 pmDennis SchroderPG, Oklahoma City Thunder
Dennis Schroder will start in place of Chris Paul (hand) on Friday night.
It's Schroder's first game back after leaving the bubble for personal reasons, and this bodes well for him being at full strength for the playoffs. The Thunder are going to limit the minutes of their usual rotation guys tonight, which makes it tough to deploy any of OKC's usual fantasy options in DFS games. Terrance Ferguson is also starting in place of Lu Dort (right knee sprain) in this one.
Source: Joe Mussatto on Twitter
August 14, 2020, 2:47 pmDennis SchroderPG, Oklahoma City Thunder
Dennis Schroder (personal) is available for Friday's game after initially being listed as out.
Schroder may not play today but it's good to know that he's back in the bubble and cleared to play. He'll be ready for OKC's playoff run, and his return will negatively impact the playing time for Luguentz Dort and Hamidou Diallo.
Source: NBA Injury Report
August 13, 2020, 5:39 pmDennis SchroderPG, Oklahoma City Thunder
The Thunder will be without Dennis Schröder (self-isolating) and Luguentz Dort (right knee sprain) on Friday as they face the Clippers.
Schröder left the bubble for the birth of his child and it remains unclear when he will be able to return to Orlando. The Thunder will face off against the Rockets in the first round and it would be helpful to get their sixth-man back sooner rather than later. Chris Paul (hand) is also out on Friday which leaves plenty of opportunity for the guards that are left on the roster. Dort was getting outplayed by Darius Bazley and may see his role diminish as the Thunder look to give Bazley more opportunity.
Source: NBA Injury Report
August 12, 2020, 6:24 pmSteven AdamsC, Oklahoma City Thunder
Steven Adams (left lower leg contusion) and Nerlens Noel (right ankle sprain) have both been upgraded to available ahead of Wednesday's tilt with the Heat.
Billy Donovan informed the media the team was fully healthy with the exception of Dennis Schröder (self-isolating). They will look to finish the season strong and will be a tough team to beat once the postseason rolls around. Steven Adams and Nerlens Noel can both be used in fantasy lineups but may have their minutes monitored as the game has little significance at this point.
Source: Ira Winderman on Twitter
August 10, 2020, 11:38 amDennis SchroderPG, Oklahoma City Thunder
Dennis Schroder (personal) has been listed as out once again for Monday's game against the Suns.
Schroder previously left the bubble to attend the birth of his child, so he will have to quarantine even when he is able to return, but there are no indications on when that will be. Hopefully he will be able to return and get some game action before the playoffs begin next week.
Source: NBA Injury Report
August 8, 2020, 2:38 pmLou WilliamsSG, Los Angeles Clippers
Lou Williams, Montrezl Harrell and Dennis Schroder are the finalists for the 6th Man of the Year award.
No surprises here, with Williams a perennial contender who seems likely to take home another trophy. Perhaps the best reserve scorer in league history, Lou Will will always be in the mix for this title as long as he's playing. Harrell is another lethal bench option for the Clippers, though the award has historically favored scoring punch or all-around production, which hurts his chances. Schroder has been a high-minute player for OKC's guard-heavy approach. All three are deserving candidates.
Source: NBA on Twitter
August 6, 2020, 3:29 pmDennis SchroderPG, Oklahoma City Thunder
Dennis Schroder (personal) remains without a timetable for a return.
This isn't good news, but the Thunder have been playing well in the bubble. The hope is that he returns by the playoffs, but it'll take a few games to adjust to NBA action after such a long layoff.
Source: Erikk Horne on Twitter
August 5, 2020, 1:03 pmDennis SchroderPG, Oklahoma City Thunder
Dennis Schroder will miss Wednesday's matchup with the Lakers for personal reasons.
Schroder previously left the bubble to attend the birth of his child, so he will have to quarantine even when he is able to return. Schroder shot 46.9 percent during the regular season which was the best mark of his career. Abdel Nader scored 13 points in as many minutes in his absence on Monday.
Source: NBA Injury Report