Why the Warriors shouldn’t sign Dennis Schröder
The “why the Warriors shouldn’t sign Schroder” list is certainly longer than the one before.
For starters, they already have a relatively inefficient score-first guard that comes off the bench in Poole. While he’s taken a step in the right direction, he still isn’t too efficient. Schroder has shot under 44% from the field in both his last two seasons.
Also, Schroder doesn’t quite fit the defensive-first mindset the Warriors have.
They have the top-ranked defense in the NBA because their players buy into being two-way stars from Curry to center Kevon Looney. Schroder has had a negative defensive box plus/minus in 7 of his 8 seasons in the league.
The Warriors have limited spots for buyout targets as they’d need to cut players to add those names, and having Schroder in for a player like Juan Toscano-Anderson may not be worth it for Golden State, especially considering the culture they’ve created.
Combine his shooting with the limited space and team mindset, and it feels unlikely they’d target him even if he’s bought out.