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Rockets upset about groin shots from Chris Paul, Dennis Schroder

Dennis Schroeder nut shot PJ Tucker

The Houston Rockets are upset about some groin shots they have endured during their first-round playoff series with the Oklahoma City Thunder.

Dennis Schroder and P.J. Tucker were ejected from Saturday’s Game 5 between the teams. Schroder nailed Tucker in the groin while trying to fight through a screen in the third quarter. Tucker responded with a headbutt.

This was the second time in the series that a Thunder player struck a Rockets player in the groin. Chris Paul also got Ben McLemore in the groin during Game 3.

ESPN’s Tim MacMahon says that the Rockets are upset about the low blows and want Schroder investigated for Saturday’s move.

For background, Schroder has pulled this move on DeMarcus Cousins in 2013 and was suspended.

The Rockets won Saturday’s game 114-80 to take a 3-2 series lead.

Thunder’s Dennis Schroder, Deonte Burton reportedly had locker room altercation

Dennis Schroder

The Oklahoma City Thunder apparently had a bit of an episode this week after a loss.

Thunder journalist Addam Francisco reported on Friday that OKC teammates Dennis Schroder and Deonte Burton had an altercation in the locker room following Wednesday’s defeat to the Indiana Pacers. While it is unknown if the altercation was physical, Schroder supposedly called Burton out for his play.

Earlier in the day Friday, the Thunder had announced a one-game suspension for the sophomore guard Burton for “conduct detrimental to the team.” Schroder was not suspended however.

Burton served his suspension during OKC’s 139-127 win in overtime against the Minnesota Timberwolves, a game where they did not break stride and even used some shrewd tactics to earn the victory.

Russell Westbrook, Thunder taunt Damian Lillard with ‘rock the baby’

The trash talk between the Oklahoma City Thunder and Portland Trail Blazers is on another level.

Russell Westbrook and Damian Lillard have a rivalry that’s been ongoing, something Lillard acknowledged before their first round playoff series began. The first two games in Portland gave Lillard a chance to flex on the Thunder, and he did so winning both games to take a 2-0 series lead. Playing in front of his home fans on Friday night, Westbrook got one back on his side, and he added to matters with some trash talk.

After making a shot in the third quarter, Westbrook did the “rock the baby” celebration that some of his teammates joined in on.

Russ did it a second time late in the contest:

The trash talk didn’t end there. Dennis Schroder mocked Lillard by pointing to his wrist for the “Dame Time” gesture.

So what is the rock the baby celebration? Westbrook explained earlier this season.

“Yeah, you got little kids, you got little babies, put ‘em to sleep,” Westbrook said via ESPN. “That’s what happens. Little guards, you gotta rock ‘em.”

Westbrook scored 33 points and racked up 11 assists. More importantly, he shot 11/22 from the field and 4/6 on threes — areas where he has taken heavy criticism. OKC won the game 120-108 and will have a chance to tie the series in Game 4 on Sunday.

Andrew Wiggins clarifies controversial remark he made about Dennis Schroder

Andrew Wiggins made some comments about Dennis Schroder after his team’s 119-117 win over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Thursday night that many interpreted as homophobic, but the Minnesota Timberwolves guard insists he was misquoted after reporters misunderstood what he said.

During the game, Thunder big man Nerlens Noel was taken off the court on a stretcher after he hit his head on the floor while trying to block a Wiggins dunk attempt. Timberwolves players were apparently laughing among themselves after the play, and Schroder took offense to that.

Schroder was also involved in a skirmish with Minnesota guard Jeff Teague. Teague was issued two technicals and ejected, while Schroder also picked up a technical. After the game, reporters asked Wiggins about Schroder yelling in the direction of the T-Wolves. Here’s how Wiggins replied, and many thought he called Schroder “gay.”

Wiggins, however, says he was misunderstood. He later took to Twitter to explain what he actually said and insist he would never use any type of homophobic language.

If you listen to the clip a few times, it does sound like Wiggins said “getting.” It wouldn’t even really make sense for him to call Schroder gay in that context, so it seems like he was telling the truth.

Schroder has been known for having a bit of a temper, as he was also suspended for his role in a scuffle earlier this season.

Dennis Schroder, Raymond Felton suspended for role in Bulls’ scuffle

Thunder Bulls scrap

Two members of the Oklahoma City Thunder have been suspended for one game for leaving the bench during an altercation during Monday night’s game against the Chicago Bulls.

Guards Dennis Schroder and Raymond Felton were both given a one-game suspension for their actions during the scuffle.

The event started when Kris Dunn shoved Russell Westbrook, and things spilled over into the sideline. Schroder and Felton apparently both left the bench area during the brawl despite not being in the game at the time, which is an automatic one-game suspension under NBA rules. The pair will sit out Wednesday’s game against the Sacramento Kings as a result.

Thunder G Dennis Schröder exits game after hitting head

Dennis Schroder

Guard Dennis Schröder exited the Oklahoma City Thunder’s preseason game against the Milwaukee Bucks on Tuesday night after hitting his head.

Schröder was trying to guard Sterling Brown in transition and fell backwards while trying to draw a charging call. The back of his head ended up hitting Paul George’s elbow:

Schröder exited the game after that. The Thunder then announced that he would be among the team’s players not to play in the second half of the game, though they said he is fine.

Schröder is entering his first season with the Thunder. He was expected to be their sixth man for the season, though he will probably play tons of minutes early while Andre Roberson is out.

10 young NBA players ready for a breakout season

Zach LaVine

The 2017-18 NBA season featured breakout performances from a number of talented young players: Victor Oladipo, Devin Booker, Fred VanVleet, and Jamal Murray, among others. Though at this point most attention is (understandably) focused on the key stars and title contenders for this coming season, we’re wondering which young players could go up a level in 2018-19.

Some of the following players just haven’t found the right fit. Others have stayed with one team, gradually improved, and seem poised to really emerge this season. Here are 10 breakout candidates we’ll be keeping an eye on.

10. Doug McDermott, Indiana Pacers

McDermott has bounced around since the Denver Nuggets selected the Creighton star No. 11 in the 2014 draft. He’s now on his fifth NBA team. McDermott’s shooting has never been an issue, but it became a major asset last season; after joining Dallas, he hit nearly 50 percent (!) of his outside attempts. His defense has gradually improved throughout his career, and he’s no longer a liability on that end. Indiana strikes me as the perfect fit for McBuckets. He should shine playing off of Victor Oladipo in Nate McMillan’s shooter-friendly system, much like Bojan Bogdanovic broke out last season.

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Dennis Schroder seemingly approves of trade to Thunder

Dennis Schroder

Dennis Schroder appears to be pleased with the idea of soon suiting up for the Oklahoma City Thunder.

On Thursday, the Thunder and Atlanta Hawks agreed to a trade that would send Schroder to Oklahoma City and Carmelo Anthony to Atlanta, who will reportedly waive the veteran forward. For Anthony, it presents the opportunity to be a free agent and sign with the team of his choice. Schroder will get to team up with Russell Westbrook and Paul George for a team that finished fourth in the Western Conference last season.

Schroder hasn’t joined his new team yet, but we already have an idea of how he will look in the Thunder’s blue uniform thanks to Schroder’s Instagram account. Schroder shared a photo of himself in a photoshopped Oklahoma City jersey.

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Schroder gives the Thunder a speedy playmaker off the bench who is expected to be the team’s sixth man. After the Hawks landed Trae Young during last month’s NBA Draft, it was widely expected Schroder would be traded. He has been and it looks like Schroder approves of his destination.

Hawks likely to trade Dennis Schroder after acquiring Trae Young

Dennis Schroder

Dennis Schroder may be getting his way with the Atlanta Hawks.

The Hawks acquired Trae Young in a draft-night trade with the Dallas Mavericks on Thursday. Young plays the same position as Schroder, who is now expected to be traded.

WSB’s Zach Klein has been all over the Hawks’ draft plans and says the team will look to package Schroder and a pick in a deal with the Clippers for the No. 13 pick.

Schroder has made it pretty clear that he wants to be traded. The 24-year-old averaged 19.4 points and 6.2 assists per game last season with Atlanta. He is owed $54.5 million over the next three seasons.

Dennis Schroder hints at desire for trade, eyeing Bucks and Pacers

Dennis Schroder’s days with the Atlanta Hawks may be numbered.

Speaking with the German media earlier this week, the Hawks guard hinted at a desire for a trade and mentioned two specific destinations that he was eyeing. Schroder also suggested some discontent with Atlanta’s 24-58 record this season. Here were his full remarks, per David Hein of FIBA.basketball:

Some on Twitter also pointed to curious social media activity from Schroder.

Schroder, 24, was drafted by the Hawks in 2013 and had a career-high 19.4 points to go along with 6.2 assists a game in 2017-18. However, he has three years and $54.5 million left on his deal, which could make him tough to move.

Other than Schroder, the Hawks have little to build around aside from John Collins, Taurean Prince, and this year’s lottery pick. Regardless, the German guard has had some issues in recent months, and with these latest comments, the Hawks (who are in a transitional period having just parted ways with head coach Mike Budenholzer) may decide that he is no longer worth the headache.