Dennis Schroder reportedly turned down a hefty contract renewal with the Los Angeles Lakers last season and instead chose to bet on himself and get into the free agency. To this day, Schröder seems to have lost this risk as he continues to look for a new team to land with.
Schroder has had some discussions lately about a possible signing with the Boston Celtics. According to ESPN’s Jordan Schultz, the Celtics offered Schroder the $ 5.9 million exemption for taxpayers. Schroder would like the full mid-level exemption of $ 9.5 million in addition to a player option for the second year.
Schröder saw his value plummet in the playoffs when he averaged 14.3 points and 2.8 assists while shooting 30.8 percent out of three-point range. And whatever influence he once had in the offseason is gone as many teams are already addressing their point guard needs.
Accepting a one-year contract on a franchise that he can play a significant role in might now be Schroder’s best option. The Celtics are currently without a real point guard. If Schröder accepts the deal and leaves for the season, he could line up for a big payday next season.