Major Reason Lakers Felt ‘Comfortable’ Signing Dennis Schroder Again

The Los Angeles Lakers considered signing Dennis Schroder despite having both Patrick Beverley and Russell Westbrook on the roster. This is Schroder’s second stint with the team. The German native signed a one-year deal with the franchise.

Lakers head coach Darvin Ham has a plan for his guards. Dan Woike from The Los Angeles Times discussed Pelinka’s reasons to get Schroder again.

“Sources familiar with the decision to add Schroder said his attitude this summer playing for the German national team in the European championships, where he’s averaged more than 21 points and seven assists, made the Lakers comfortable with bringing him back into the organization,” Woike reported. “Multiple sources cited the success Dwight Howard had with the 2019-20 championship team as an example of a player’s successful return to the organization with a new approach they hope can be mirrored with Schroder.”

Lakers are signing Dennis Schroder for a really good reason

Schroder had a bad year. He made stops in the NBA and then went to Germany to help his national team win a title. It didn’t happen. Schroder is more than happy to get another chance with the Lakers.

“This past year didn’t feel right. I felt misunderstood & nobody really knew the story!” He wrote on Instagram. “I’m coming back to the biggest organization to make sh*t right! I hope LakerNation going to support me every single day! I will give everything I have every single day! It’s an honor to play for the Lakers. Can’t wait to get started!”

The Lakers will try to get the best of Schroder in the upcoming season. He has already played with LeBron James. His veteran experience will be of great help for the purple and gold in 2022-23.

“We are extremely pleased to welcome Dennis Schroder back to the Lakers,” Pelinka said on September 16th. “Not only do Dennis and Coach (Darvin) Ham share a player-coach history together, but they also reflect one another’s 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.”