Darvin Ham Sends Message On Dennis Schroder After Lakers Defeat Warriors

The Los Angeles Lakers defeated the Golden State Warriors in Game 1 of the series and it was huge. Lakers head coach Darvin Ham delivered a very special message for Dennis Schroder following the Lakers grand victory over the Warriors.

Ham said Schroder was a huge two-way player who contributes “on both sides of the ball.” It’s a great compliment for the veteran guard.

In 31 minutes of action, Schroder delivered 19 points and three steals while going 5-of-10 from the field and 9-of-10 from the free-throw line. The German native stole the spotlight with his game-sealing free-throws.

Ham praised Schroder, Warriors Green ignores the Lakers veteran

Draymond Green discussed the Lakers potential in his podcast right after the Golden State won Game 7 of the series against the Sacramento Kings. It’s interesting to note that he didn’t even mention Schroder. The Lakers veteran averaged 12.6 points and 4.5 assists per game this season.

Schroder had to go after Stephen Curry during the game and the Warriors veteran gave him a hard time. Curry finished the game with 27 points while going 10-0f-24 from the floor and 6-of-13 from beyond the arc.

“They’re playing very good basketball,” Green said. “D’Angelo (Russell) at the point, Austin Reaves — whichever one you consider the point guard — they both have a lot of ball-handling responsibilities. Austin Reaves has been playin’ lights out for the past two and a half months. D’Angelo Russell found his stroke those last couple games against Memphis. Rui Hachimura has been playin’ great basketball. Jarred Vanderbilt, swiss army knife, does it all. Obviously, you got LeBron James at the four, goes without saying. Anthony Davis at the five, goes without saying. Troy Brown comin’ off the bench. Rui’s been comin’ off the bench as well, giving these guys great minutes. Malik Beasley comin’ in shootin’. Hadn’t found his stroke, but he’s a shooter and you gotta respect that, and at any moment, you know he can get goin’.

“They are a complete team. The vibes around the team is great. They play a really good brand of basketball. They defend. Present some challenges on the offensive end as well. It’ll be up to us to meet that force with force. You know they’re gonna rebound the basketball. They’ve done that incredibly well.”