Is he Dumb or Nah: Dennis Schroder
Does this man have any idea what he’s doing? He may have just made one of the biggest blunders in NBA Free Agent History.
According to TMZ, 27-year-old free agent Point Guard Dennis Schroder rejected a 4 year, 84 Million dollar extension with the Los Angeles Lakers. He then decided to sign a 1 year 5.9 million dollar contract with the Lakers’ biggest rival: the Boston Celtics.
He just came off a season with the Lakers where he averaged 15.4 points, 3.5 Rebounds, 1.1 Steals, and 5.8 Assists, while shooting 43.7% from the field and 33.5% from the 3 point line in the 2020-2021 season. (NBA.com)
However, he may have had a solid regular season, but in the playoffs, he was anything but productive. In the playoffs, he averaged 14.3 points, 3 Rebounds, and 2.8 assists, while shooting 40% from the field and 30.8% from the 3 point line.
After the season, it looked for sure as if he was going to resign with the Lakers, but we the fans were caught off guard on the decision he made today.
As an observer, I question his motives - why is he taking a substantially less amount of money when he was offered 84 MILLION DOLLARS! To top it all off, he got to play alongside, who some would say, is the greatest player of this generation: Lebron James.
I’m not in the locker room, but speculations are, his move may have something to do with the Lakers making a trade for Russell Westbrook and signing Carmelo Anthony.
He may have not wanted the competition, but a chance to shine on another team.