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Dennis Schroder Makes Shocking Announcement as he Joins Boston Celtics For 2021-22 Season
August 11, 2021
Dennis Schroder joins the Boston Celtics after turning down a major offer from the Los Angeles Lakers. The franchise was willing to give him a four-year deal worth $84 million. Schroder thought he was worth more and he wanted $100 million or so. Well, Schroder didn’t get the money he wanted, and had to agree to a one-year deal with Boston.
The Celtics acquired the former Los Angeles Lakers starting point guard. Schroder took to his Instagram stories to announce the big move.
Schroder agreed to sign a one-year deal with Boston. He will get $5.9 million. Adrian Wojnarowski from ESPN confirmed the signing.
Dennis Schroder joins the Celtics for a reason
The German native negotiated with the Celtics for quite some time. During his time with the Lakers last season, Schroder was averaging 15.4 points, 5.8 assists, and 3.5 rebounds per game while shooting 43.7 percent from the field and 33.5 percent from distance.
The 27-year-old wanted to stay with the Lakers but things changed in the postseason. He struggled to perform in the playoffs and didn’t really meet expectations.
Schroder had great numbers in the regular season, but his performance went down in the postseason. He didn’t score at all in Game 5 of the series against the Phoenix Suns.
Fans still criticize the veteran for turning down the thick offer LA made in the regular season. Schroder thought he’d get more money from NBA teams, but hey, players don’t always get what they want. Schroder will face even more backlash now as people can’t get over the fact that he turned down such an excellent offer.
The Lakers have added several veterans in the offseason, including Carmelo Anthony, Trevor Ariza, Russell Westbrook, Kendrick Nunn, and a few others. They traded Kyle Kuzma, Montrezl Harrell, and Marc Gasol to the Washington Wizards to get Westbrook. He will be the third option behind LeBron James and Anthony Davis. They met to discuss their future roles with the team. LeBron is taking the lead on offense, and Westbrook will make things easy for him. AD may go under center.
Radmila graduated with a degree in Translation & Interpreting. She is an NBA and NFL writer for The Ball Zone, and has been covering popular sports topics for several years. A loyal Lakers fan, she puts energy into reporting big roster moves, potential trades, on-court-accomplishments, and off-court rumors.