Before the regular season has even started, the Atlanta Hawks season has taken a bit of a blow.
The franchise has been embroiled in some controversy during training camp as one of the cornerstones of the franchise got into some trouble with law enforcement early Thursday morning.
According to sources, the Hawks German point guard, Dennis Schroder, was arrested early September 28 due to a misdemeanor battery charge.
Sources: Hawks guard Dennis Schroder was arrested on a misdemeanor battery charge in early morning hours on Thursday in Atlanta suburb.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) September 29, 2017
Schroder was let off on bail a few short minutes later.
After the departure of point guard Jeff Teague to the Indiana Pacers last year, Dennis was given the reigns as the leader of the Hawks franchise, which he slightly struggled with.
Schroder put up averages of 17.9 points and 6.3 assists per game last season, nothing to laugh at, but his play on the course left Atlanta fans asking for more from the German.
It’s unknown how these recent events will affect Schroder’s standing within the organization, but we can only hope it won’t hurt him next season, as Dennis is the only bright spot on Atlanta’s roster as of now.