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Dennis Schrder joins Lakers, officially progresses from Rockets

In confirmation of widely expected news, veteran guard Dennis Schrder won’t go back to the Houston Rockets in the 2022-23 NBA season. Schrder signed with the LA Lakers on a one-year contract, as first reported by Shams Charania of The Athletic.

Now 29 yrs . old, Schrder was essentially an income fill-in within the trade that sent Daniel Theis (and his contract) to Boston last February. In 15 games with the Rockets from that time forward, Schrder averaged 10.9 points and 5.9 assists in 26.9 minutes, playing largely because the primary backup to Kevin Porter Jr. at point guard.

While still productive, Schrders age was never quite in alignment with the young and rebuilding Rockets. The writing was clearly on the wall once the Rockets used a first-round draft pick in June on TyTy Washington, who’ll compete in training camp with second-year prospect Daishen Nix to be Porters main backup this year.

Schrders veteran status is a lot more in alignment with LeBron James, Anthony Davis, and a lot of the Lakers, that is where he previously played through the 2020-21 campaign.

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LA Lakers (@Lakers) September 17, 2022

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