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Lakers Rumors: Dennis Schroder Agrees to 1-Year, $2.6M Contract

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The LA Lakers will reportedly sign point guard Dennis Schrder to a one-year, $2.64 million deal, in accordance with Shams Charania of Stadium and The Athletic.

The 29-year-old ended last season with the Houston Rockets after being acquired from the Boston Celtics in February alongside Enes Freedom and Bruno Fernando in trade for center Daniel Theis. Schrder played the 2021-22 season on a one-year, $5.9 million contract.

He was limited by just 15 games in Houston while coping with a shoulder injury and was eventually eliminated for the entire year on March 29. In 64 combined games between your Celtics and the Rockets, he averaged 13.5 points, 3.3 rebounds and 4.6 assists per game last season.

A nine-year veteran out of Germany, he was drafted with the No. 17 overall pick in 2013 by the Atlanta Hawks and contains also played for the Oklahoma City Thunder and Lakers. He’s got career averages of 14.2 points, 2.9 rebounds and 4.7 assists.

Schrder performed well during his last stretch with the Lakers, averaging 15.4 points and 5.8 assists per game in 2020-21.

Twelve months after leaving, he showed fascination with a return on social media marketing:

Daniel Starkand @DStarkand

The comments portion of Dennis Schroders IG post today pic.twitter.com/OPkMV82ec5

The guard will now reunite with LeBron James, giving the team a veteran who is able to run the offense and offer a spark off the bench. He could pair with Patrick Beverley and Russell Westbrook in the backcourt because the squad looks to come back to playoff contention following a disappointing 2022-23.

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