OKC Thunder guard Dennis Schroder — a frontrunner for the 6th Man of the Year Award — has left the NBA’s bubble in Orlando to be with his wife for the birth of their second child.
Schroder has been playing a huge role off the bench for OKC this season … averaging nearly 19 points, 4 rebounds and 4 assists per game.
But, Thunder coach Billy Donovan confirmed DS left the team early Monday morning to be with his family … as his wife, Ellen, prepares for the new arrival.
Of course, players are able to leave the bubble for family emergencies and other significant reasons … and will be required to quarantine once they return to the Disney World campus.
OKC is currently in 6th in the Western Conference as the playoffs near … but Schroder made it crystal clear he was not about to miss out on the moment.
“I love my teammates, I love basketball, but family comes first all the time,” he said last month.
No word on when Schroder will return to Orlando … but in the meantime, congrats on the kid!!