The star of the German national basketball team, Dennis Schröder, will play for the Los Angeles Lakers next season. The German playmaker signed a contract worth 2.64 million dollars, according to American media. He became a free agent at the end of last season, after playing for Boston and Houston.
He did not have a club before the start of the Eurobasket, and just one day after Germany was defeated by Spain in an uncertain match in the semifinals of the Old Continent championship, news of a new environment for Schroder arrives.
In the semifinals, Schroder scored 30 points, with eight assists and one rebound.
General Manager Rob Pelinka welcomes him
“We are extremely pleased to welcome Dennis Schröder back to the Lakers,” said Pelinka.
“Not only do Dennis and Coach Ham share a player-coach history together, but they also reflect one another’s the mentality of toughness with an extremely competitive edge. Dennis will add both depth and an on-ball defensive presence to our core at the guard position.
He is also a proven scorer and playmaker. We are really excited for Dennis to get to camp and get back to work in L.A. after his highly successful run with his national team this offseason”. Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James is happy to have Dennis Schröder back: "Yessir!!
So damn happy to have you back!! You're like that! LFG!!!"
Schröder 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.
Schröder returns 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. A nine-year NBA veteran, Schröder has appeared in 621 career games (267 starts) for Atlanta, Oklahoma City, Los Angeles, Boston, and Houston, 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, and Lakers, he has averaged 13.3 points, 2.4 rebounds, and 3.9 assists.