Former Los Angeles Lakers guard and NBA free agent Dennis Schroder return to the Lakers, as the Lakers signed a new deal worth 2.6 million dollars for a span of one year via (Shams Charania)
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In 2021, the Lakers offered Dennis Schroder a 4-year $84 million contract extension that he declined. Today he signed with the Lakers on a $2.6 million one-year deal.
The Los Angeles Lakers signed guard Dennis Schroder. The Lakers Vice President of Basketball Operations and General Manager Rob Pelinka released a press statement of signing Dennis Schroder for a one year deal as per the team policy. The terms of the deal are yet to be known.
“We are extremely happy to welcome Dennis Schroder back to the Lakers.”Rob Pelinka
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Not only do Dennis and Coach Ham share a player-coach history, but they also reflect one another’s mentality of toughness with an extremely competitive edge. Dennis will add both depth and an on-ball passer.
At the guard position, he is a defensive presence for our core. He is also a proven scorer and playmaker. We are excited for Dennis to get to camp and back to work in L.A. after his highly successful run with us.
He has scored 30 plus points on two occasions while playing for his national team in the Fiba Euro Basket this off-season.
Dennis Schroder after signing the new deal tweeted –
This past year didn’t feel right. I felt misunderstood & nobody really knew the story !
I am coming back to the biggest organization to make shit right ! He said I hope Laker Nation going to support me every single day ! I will give everything I have every single day !! It’s an honor to play for the Lakers. I Can’t wait to get started !
Dennis Schroder career stats
Schroder appeared in 64 games (29 starts) for the Celtics and Rockets last season, averaging 13.5 points. (.344 3FG%), 3.3 rebounds and 4.6 assists in 28.7 minutes.
Dennis Schroder returned to Los Angeles after averaging 15.4 points, 3.5 rebounds, 5.8 assists, and 1.1 steals in 61 games (all starts) for the Lakers during the 2020–21 season.
As a nine-year NBA veteran, Schroder has appeared in 621 career games (267 starts) for Atlanta, holding career averages of 14.2 points, 2.9 rebounds, and 4.7 assists in 26.5 minutes. In 52 career playoff games (12 starts) with the Hawks, Thunder.
Dennis Schroder has averaged 13.3 points, 2.4 rebounds, and 3.9 assists while playing for the Lakers.