The Los Angeles Lakers didn’t have a great start of the regular season and things went down the hill right after the season opener. Head coach Darvin Ham works with an excellent group, but the Lakers won just three games so far in the season. It’s an unpleasant situation for everyone, but the Lakers look forward to the return of a veteran guard. This could give them the much needed boost.
Marc Stein reported that the Lakers are waiting for Dennis Schroder to return to the floor. Thomas Bryant is set to return, too. Rob Pelinka and Ham won’t make a change before these two join their teammates. This may not be their best option and Pelinka should make a move in the near future.
“But the sense I got after spending the past week in L.A. is that their preference is to wait for the returns of Dennis Schröder and Thomas Bryant before making judgments that could lead to changes,” Stein discussed. “The Lakers have high hopes that Schröder in particular can give the offense a boost after both he and Bryant sustained thumb injuries during the preseason that required surgery.”
Lakers signed the veteran guard for a reason
The Lakers showed interest in Schroder once again. He was great with his national team in the summer and LA wanted him back. Schroder won a ring with the team, remember? He left the Lakers in the offseason and some say he turned down a massive deal. Well, Schroder insists that the Lakers never made a formal offer. He made a few stops in the NBA and went back home to help his German team win a title. It didn’t happen, but his performance attracted the attention of several NBA teams. Yes, Schroder got his chance to play with the Lakers and he could be an excellent addition to their offense.
The best part? LeBron James and Anthony Davis played with Schroder and they can definitely join forces for a big win. Let’s see what happens next in Los Angeles.