Dennis Schroder shocked many throughout the NBA when he rejected a four-year contract extension with the Los Angeles Lakers value as much as $84 million in 2021. A 12 months later, nonetheless, it appears as if the 28-year-old is focused on reuniting together with his former crew.
Schroder took to Instagram on Tuesday morning to share a trick shot clip alongside European energy ahead Rupee Kolawole. The video caught the eye of his former teammate, LeBron James, who commented “Tuff!” alongside three fireplace emojis. Schroder responded shortly after, writing, “may gotta run it again ?!” accompanied by a crown emoji.
Whereas beginning in 61 video games for the Lakers in the course of the 2020-2021 season, Schroder averaged 15.4 factors, 5.8 assists and three.5 rebounds. His robust play earned him the aforementioned extension, which the purpose guard turned down within the hopes of incomes an excellent larger deal after a deep playoff run.
It didn’t work out that means.
Dennis Schroder drives to the basket towards LeBron James at TD Backyard.Getty
Following the Lakers’ loss to the Suns within the first spherical of the playoffs, Schroder was left with fewer suitors than he anticipated. He settled for a one-year, $5.9 million contract with the Boston Celtics.
Schroder was later traded to the Rockets forward of final season’s commerce deadline, however he struggled to get constant taking part in time.
With Russell Westbrook struggling mightily final season and his identify lately surfacing in commerce rumors, maybe a Lakers-Schroder reunion might come to fruition. Los Angeles even had curiosity in bringing the purpose guard again final season, reportedly providing a bundle of second-round picks and minimal contracts.
For now, Schroder can solely wait by the telephone as he sits on the free agent market.