Dennis Schröder Signs With Boston Celtics
Dennis Schröder has a new home. After turning down an $84 million contract with the Lakers during the season, Schröder has inked a deal with the Boston Celtics. Schröder signed for the mid-level exception worth $5.9 million for just one season. It’s a hell of a discount for what Schröder was offered by the Lakers.
Dennis Schröder announced the news himself via Instagram:
Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reported the details of the contract:
Schröder, 27, was compared to Rajon Rondo coming out of the draft so it’s funny that he finally joins the Celtics. During the 2013 NBA Draft, Boston selected Kelly Olynyk with the 13th pick. Schröder went four picks later to Atlanta. We have now come full circle and Boston finally gets to celebrate German Rondo.
Schröder clearly fumbled the bag a bit turning down that much money from the Lakers. However, this is a good landing spot for Schröder. He likely steps right into the starting role as the first point guard on the team sheet. Marcus Smart is valuable but really isn’t a true point guard. Yam Madar, Carsen Edwards, and Payton Pritchard are the only other options on the roster. Pritchard flashed as a rookie and likely will see an extended role regardless.
The Celtics got better this offseason. There is no question German Rondo is an upgrade over the decrepit Kemba Walker at this point. A year ago, Schröder averaged 15.4 points, 3.5 rebounds, and 5.8 assists per game.
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