The irony. After turning down a 4-year, $84 million contract with the Lakers in 2021 and betting on himself, free agency did not go his way, as he signed a one year, $6 million deal with the Celtics. Now, the Lakers get the guard at a massive discount compared to the deal he turned down just a year ago. (Shams Charania via Twitter)
Schroder has been lighting it up in EuroBasket for Germany, averaging 21.6 points, 7.3 assists, and 2.4 rebounds a game. Last season while playing for the Celtics and Rockets, Schroder averaged 13.5 points, 4.6 assists, and 3.3 rebounds a game, about on par with his career averages. The Lakers are retooling this off-season after a disappointing 2022, and it’s likely Schroder is a big part of the Lakers' backcourt rotation.