Another weird aspect of this story: all indications were that Schroder didn't want to be traded at the deadline in February. Multiple people in the organization said Schroder was upset when his name surfaced in trade rumors back then. They said it got to the point that it affected Schroder's concentration and contributed to a couple of poor performances in games, prompting Schlenk to reassure Schroder that he was staying put.
So why is Schroder (apparently) agitating for a trade now? It’s been apparent since last summer that the Hawks would tank for draft picks, and Schroder seemed to embrace his new role as the offensive focal point. Did losing affect Schroder more than he anticipated and he wants no more of it? Is Schroder unnerved because the Hawks just hired a new coach, Lloyd Pierce, after Budenholzer had been his NBA coach since he was a rookie?
In any event, Schroder has little leverage in this situation (and his pending legal issue and suspension may hurt his trade value). Schroder is under contract for three more years at $15.5 million annually. The Hawks got trade offers for Schroder at the deadline, but rejected them (I don't know the specifics). That indicates that they aren't prepared to just give Schroder away because he wants out — assuming that Schroder does, in fact, want the Hawks to trade him.
Like I said, it’s a strange story.