Thunder’s Dennis Schroder will leave “bubble” for birth of child

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Oklahoma City Thunder guard Dennis Schroder says he will be leaving the “bubble,” as his wife is pregnant and due in three or four weeks.

It will be Schroder’s second child.

“For me, it’s tough. I love my teammates, I love basketball, but the family comes first all the time,” Schroder said. “I’ll try to make something happen with the organization. … I’m not going to leave my wife by herself while she’s [having] the second baby. Junior [Dennis Malick Schroder Jr.] is still 17 months old. I’m for sure going to go there and support her and try as much as I can to be there for my family.”

Schroder has been a key component of the Thunder as the team’s sixth man, averaging 19.0 points, 3.7 rebounds and 4.1 assists per game.

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