New Opportunity, New Star? Ten NBA Players Who Could Breakout
6.) Dennis Schroder, Atlanta Hawks
After much speculation last season surrounding their two point guards, Atlanta decided to ship Jeff Teague to Indiana and give the reigns to the youngster in Dennis Schroder.
After being drafted with the 17th pick three years ago, Schroder sat behind Teague for the past couple of years learning what it means to play point guard at the NBA level and being casually compared to Rajon Rondo.
Now, Schroder comes off a season where he averaged 20 minutes a game to going into training camp as the unquestioned starting point guard and almost a lock for at least 30 minutes a night.
He gets one of the best pick-and-roll big men in the game in Dwight Howard and still has Paul Millsap and Kent Bazemore in the starting unit beside him.
At just 22-years old and Teague out-of-the-way, Schroder could have a breakout season.