Hawks guard Dennis Schroder has been arrested on a misdemeanor battery charge, reports Adrian Wojnarwoski of ESPN. The arrest was related to an incident early Thursday morning in a suburb of Atlanta, and Schroder has been released on bail.
“We are aware of an incident involving Dennis Schroder earlier this morning,” the Hawks said in a written statement. “We are still gathering information as it pertains to the situation, and out of respect for the legal process, we will have no further comment at this time.”
With few details about the case available, it’s uncertain how it might affect Schroder’s playing status, though a suspension is possible if he gets convicted.
Entering his fifth NBA season, Schroder is expected to be a team leader in Atlanta. He claimed the starting point guard role last year and averaged 17.9 points and 6.3 assists in 79 games.