Dennis Schroder continues to play a big role for Germany at the 2023 FIBA Basketball World Cup.
He helped Germany take down Lauri Markkanen and Finland 101-75 to finish undefeated in the group stage and secure a spot in the second round.
Schroder struggled from 3-point range in this one missing all of his attempts, but he still managed to finish with 15 points.
Schroder averaged 19.7 points and 5.7 assists per game in three Group Stage games.
He also helped Germany make history. Germany has won six games in a row at the FIBA World Cup for the first time ever:
— FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023 🏆 (@FIBAWC) August 29, 2023
Schroder has done a great job using his speed to blow past defenders, while dominating the mid-range game. His passing game has been solid as well. Schroder is a big reason why Germany is one of the favourites to medal in this year’s tournament.
Dennis Schroder’s fit with the Raptors
Dennis Schroder’s play at the FIBA Basketball World Cup has Raptors fans excited about what he can do in Toronto.
If Schroder plays like this for the Toronto Raptors then his contract will end up looking like a steal.
The Raptors signed Schroder to a two-year, $26 million deal during free agency.
Schroder appeared in 66 games with 50 starts for the Los Angeles Lakers this past season and averaged 12.6 points and 4.5 assists in 30.1 minutes. He helped the Lakers reach the Western Conference Finals before being eliminated by the Denver Nuggets.
Schroder is no Fred VanVleet, but he can still be a high impact player on a cheaper deal.
He can be a traditional starting point guard or a reliable backup point guard and sixth man for the Raptors.
No matter how the Raptors end up utilizing Schroder, he will be able to help them in many different ways this season.
His performance at the FIBA Basketball World Cup could be a sign of things to come.
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