Boston Celtics stud: Dennis Schroder
As we stated in the previous slide, the Boston Celtics found themselves going on a run at the end of the second quarter which, then, went on to flow right on into the third.
Frankly, it was the exact type of energy shift needed for the team to get themselves legitimately back into Monday’s game and, without Dennis Schroder, this mid-game turnaround may not have been all that possible to achieve.
Directly responsible for eight of the C’s ten points from their run to end the first half (including assists and his own scores) and then five of the seven points scored in the closing minute to finish off the third period where they went on the take the lead, the point guard’s impact was felt all over this outing.
Finishing the game having totaled a team-high 40 minutes, Schroder went on to notch an impressive all-around stat line of 23 points, nine assists, five rebounds, and two steals on a highly efficient 56 percent shooting from the floor and a whopping 60 percent shooting from deep.
With Marcus Smart still out due to Health and Safety Protocols, the savvy veteran has taken on the role of being the unquestioned lead guard of the ball club where, throughout the year thus far, he has only proven capable of shinning.
This mid-day matchup proved once again just how effective Schroder has been in the starting lineup which could either lead to improving his trade value as we near the deadline or, perhaps a bit more of a hot take, could possibly convince the front office that he’s worth holding onto and, instead, look to shop around other commodities found within the team’s backcourt.
Either way, the 28-year-old has only gone on to step up when bestowed a larger role within the rotation and Monday’s performance was just another example of this.