The Hawks have suspended Dennis Schroder for one game without pay for a failure to report to the team on time following the All-Star break, the team announced today in a press release. Schroder will sit out tonight’s game against the Heat.
“Dennis has played an important role for our team and been a significant contributor to our success this season,” head coach Mike Budenholzer said in a statement. “We are disappointed that he did not return to the team on time and we have discussed this with him. We look forward to him rejoining the team in Orlando tomorrow night.”
Schroder, who signed a lucrative new $62MM contract with the Hawks in the fall won’t see that extension go into effect until 2017/18. As such, his lost pay will represent 1/110th of his more modest $2.709MM salary for 2016/17, which works out to about $24.6K.
Schroder said today that his late arrival was a result of visa issues, as Chris Vivlamore of The Atlanta Journal Constitution details (via Twitter).