G - LAL
Updating a previous rumor, the Thunder have agreed in principle to trade Schroder to the Lakers in exchange for the Lakers' No. 28 pick in this week's NBA draft.
The seventh-year man posted 18.9 points, 4.0 assists, 3.6 boards and 1.9 triples across 30.8 minutes per contest in 2019-20, playing mostly off the bench for the Thunder and providing an instant offensive spark for the second unit. He'll be a welcome addition to a Lakers backcourt that wasn't adept at scoring, and after shooting a career-best 38.5 percent from downtown, Schroder will add quality outside scoring.
Thunder PG Dennis Schroder is rumored to be in advanced trade talks with the Los Angeles Lakers, per source.
Oklahoma City would receive the Lakers' first-round draft pick at 28th if they opt to trade Schroder by noon ET on Monday. The seventh-year point guard from Germany averaged 18.9 points and four assists for the Thunder in the 2019-2020 season.
Dennis Schroder produced a team-high 19 points (6-13 FG, 3-8 3PT, 4-5 FT) and contributed one rebound, one steal, one block, and two turnovers across 21minutes in a 114-80 loss to the Rockets in Game 5.
Schroder scored all 19 points in the first half before getting ejected after a scuffle with PJ Tucker that led to picking up a flagrant two foul. Schroder was the reason the Thunder was in the game until the third quarter, but after he was tossed, the game was out of reach. Schroder is playing well, but the Thunder will need him to finish the game if they're going to be able to extend the series being down 3-2. Schroder is a reliable DFS target as he's caught fire the past three contests in the series.
Dennis Schroder compiled a playoff career-high 30 points (10-16 FG, 6-7 FT, 4-7 3PT), one rebound, three assists and committed two turnovers across 31 minutes during the Thunder's 117-114 victory over the Rockets on Monday evening.
Schroder led the charge on Monday and his 30 points helped the Thunder even things up heading into Game 5 on Wednesday. Once of the most productive bench player's in the league, Schroder is averaging 20.2 points across the series and will look to stay in rhythm for Wednesday's Game 5.
Schroder had his best game in the Bubble, scoring a team-high 29 points (10-23 FG, 2-10 3PT, 7-9 FT) along with five rebounds, five assists, two steals, and three turnovers across 39 minutes off the bench in Saturday's 119-107 OT win over the Rockets.
The three-guard lineup of Schroder, Chris Paul, and Shai Gilgeous-Alexander was the true differentiator, as the three guards amassed 78 of the Thunder's 119 points. Schroder came alive in the second quarter and provided a much-needed spark to the Thunder to keep pace with the Rockets. Those that decided to start him in DFS are happy with the results, as he put up 45.5 points in Fanduel and 46.25 points in DraftKings. Schroder will look to build off this performance on Monday for Game 4.