World champion captain Dennis Schröder will not play any playoff games in the NBA before the Olympic Games. Five games before the end of the main round, the basketball professional from Braunschweig and his team Brooklyn Nets can no longer make up the gap to tenth place in the Eastern Conference.

The 115:111 win against the Indiana Pacers didn’t change that, because the Atlanta Hawks won 121:113 against the Detroit Pistons in the parallel game. Schröder had a double-double of twelve points and eleven assists, as well as six rebounds.

In contrast to last season, when Schröder made it to the Western Conference finals with the Los Angeles Lakers before winning the World Cup, the 30-year-old has plenty of time to recover before the games in Paris. The main round in the NBA ends on April 15th. The German national team’s first test match is scheduled for July 6th against France.

Schröder: Would like to stay with Nets

Schröder would like to continue playing for the Brooklyn Nets in the coming NBA season. “I would like to stay, there’s no question about it,” said Schröder. “You just have to see whether both sides like it and how they want to go into the future.” His contract is valid for another season. However, trades between teams are common in the NBA, in which case Schröder would continue to be paid by another organization.

Schröder has been playing in the best basketball league in the world for eleven years. After his early years with the Atlanta Hawks, he also wore the jerseys of the Oklahoma City Thunder, Los Angeles Lakers, Boston Celtics, Houston Rockets and Toronto Raptors before moving to the Nets. He signed a two-year contract in Toronto before the season and then came to New York in a trade in February. “The thing with Toronto was planned a little differently,” said Schröder. But he still has a lot of contact with the organization. He also wouldn’t say, “I never wanted to play in Toronto again.”

Victory for the Wagner brothers

World champions Franz and Moritz Wagner, on the other hand, are increasingly likely to make it into the playoffs with the Orlando Magic. Thanks also to Franz Wagner’s 24 points and his brother’s 18 points, the score was 117:108 against the New Orleans Pelicans.

The Magic are currently in fourth place in the Eastern Conference and would even have home advantage in a playoff duel with the New York Knicks. Because the table is so tight, the team can still slip to eighth place and would then have to take part in the play-in – the Nets and Schröder have now finally missed that.