Saturday, September 17, 2022

Dennis schroder returns to lakers

 The Los Angeles Lakers announced the return of the main guard Dennis Schroder. The German player will receive a one-year contract with a value of US$2.6 million. Schroder's return makes Russell Westbrook's fate on the Lakers even more unclear.

"We are thrilled to welcome Dennis Schroder back to the Lakers," Rob Pelinka, Vice President of Basketball Operations and Lakers General Manager told ESPN. "Dennis and coach (Darvin) Ham don't just have a historical bond, they can build a new story on the Lakers next season. 

Schroder played for the Lakers in the 2020-2021 season. He averaged 13.5 points, 4.6 assists and 3.3 rebounds in 28.7 minutes per game. But Schroder moved away from the Lakers because of his own mistakes. It should be that he received a contract extension from the Lakers worth US$87 million for four years. But he opted out, and was left out of the "free agent" player exchange. Until finally the Boston Celtics wanted to give him a chance, and then exchanged to the Houston Rockets. 

"Dennis will add depth and an on-ball defensive presence to our core in the main guard position. He's also a good points scorer and playmaker. We are very happy that Dennis can return to camp and return to work in Los Angeles after his great game with the German national team at EuroBasket," Pelinka added.

Meanwhile, Schroder's return, coupled with the signing of Patrick Beverley, makes Russell Westbrook's future with the Lakers even more uncertain. Westbrook is still on the Lakers' shortlist. It's just that, no team has dared to take it away yet. (*)

Photo: Lakers Daily


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