Raptors’ Dennis Schroder Sends Big Message To Lakers’ Austin Reaves After FIBA Upset

Team USA lost the chance to win at the 2023 FIBA World Cup Semi-Finals. Austin Reaves earned a role on the team and performed at a high level. Former Los Angeles Lakers veteran Dennis Schroder talked about the role Reaves assumed.

“Gives me tears in the eyes seeing you infront of our lockerroom after the game still going thru the pain bc i know how big of a winner you are!! You are a bad man on the court & off the court you are one of the most genuine persons Brodie,” Schroder wrote in an Instagram post on September 9 “That’s why the world loves you! Stay that way & whatever the MAX is in 4 years that’s what you gonna get! Ps: let me hold a $ then 😅 #RESPECT AR15”

Schroder watched Reaves do his best at FIBA

The German native delivered 16 points on 7-of-13 shooting to go with nine assists and two steals. Reaves has nothing but words of praise for the veteran.

“Tip your hat to him,” Reaves said, per Tim Reynolds of the LA Times on September 8. “I know how special this moment is for him.”

The young Laker delivered 21 points on 7-for-10 shooting and went 3-for-5 from three-point range.

“Anytime you lose, at least for me – I can probably speak for every guy in that locker room as well, coaching staff, all that – anytime you lose it sucks,” Reaves said.

It was a great experience for Reaves and he sure gave his best shot. If you ask him, he will say he had competed at a high level.

“I think I’ve been able to learn a lot from a lot of really good players, a lot of really good coaches, and basically just see that I belong,” Austin Reaves said, per Joe Vardon of The Athletic on September 8. “I feel like I have competed at a high level.”

NBA fans have a good feeling about Reaves and his performance in the upcoming season. He is motivated to win and the best is yet to come.