Dennis Schröder is back with the Los Angeles Lakers. At his presentation, the German explained that, contrary to numerous media reports, there had been no contractual offer in 2021. Schröder also talked about his role in his new, old team.
Brian Windhorst (ESPN) reported at the time that the Lakers had offered Schröder a four-year extension of $ 84 million in the spring of 2021. Schröder has now made it clear: “There was no contract, I didn’t refuse anything. It was fake news. “, the German said at his presentation in El Segundo.
According to Dave McMenamin of ESPN In a sense, Schröder is not wrong. According to his sources, the Lakers wanted to negotiate a new contract in February 2021, but Schröder’s field preferred to wait for the summer. The Braunschweig native later joined the Boston Celtics and has now returned to the Lakers for a year and $ 2.64 million.
In 2021, the Lakers failed in the first playoff round at the Phoenix Suns, which should be done better this time around, so Schröder spoke of “unfinished business”. This was also a reason why he only signed for the minimum in Los Angeles.
Dennis Schröder wants to set the record straight
“Back then it was all a little weird. That’s why I said, ‘I’m also playing here for free’ to put the record straight. my goal. At the end of the day I can’t change it and I will give everything to help my teammates and win games. “
With manager Darvin Ham, the 29-year-old meets another old acquaintance: Ham was already assistant manager of the Atlanta Hawks in 2013, when Schröder was drafted. “The most important people are still here and there is also a coaching staff that I have known for nine years. I felt very comfortable here today,” said Schröder. “We still have to work a little on the chemistry, I’ve never played with a couple of guys. But that’s my job as a point guard, to bring everyone together.”
Schröder played 61 games for the Lakers in 2020/21, averaging 15.4 points, 3.5 rebounds and 5.8 assists. Schröder sank 43.1% of his shots and 33.5% from distance.
Dennis Schröder: his stats in the NBA
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