The Los Angeles Lakers made a move to sign guard Dennis Schroder again. This wasn’t an unexpected decision, because Schroder had a really good job in his first stint with the team. The veteran bounced around and played with the Boston Celtics and Houston Rockets last season. He went back home to lead his national team to a title. Now is the perfect time to add another ring to his portfolio, right?
The Lakers watched Schroder play this summer, and yes, it was more than obvious that he is a solid fit for the current roster. We know the Lakers had a reason to get Schroder, but what made the veteran go back to LA? He wants to work with Darvin Ham. This reunion was more than exciting for the veteran.
“That was the main reason, to be honest,” Schroder said. “I’ve been with him (since) 2013 when I got drafted in Atlanta and he’s been nothing but great to me. Learning from him over the years, staying in touch. He had camps in Germany where I came through to support him. So, I call him family and he knows that. So, whatever it takes to win a ballgame, I’ll do it. … I’ma make sure everything I can do I’ll bring to the team to win ballgames. I mean, coach Darvin knows. He knows me for 10 years now. He knows what I bring, and whatever it is, I’ma do whatever to get a W and to finish the unfinished business.”
The Lakers had a reason to sign Schroder, too
Schroder was great in his time with the Lakers. He had a great connection with LeBron James. The four-time NBA champion has nothing but words of praise for his former teammate.
“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,” Dan 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.”