Reports claim the New York Knicks are looking to pursue Los Angeles Lakers point guard Dennis Schroder in this 2021 NBA offseason.
The Lakers’ leading scorer from last night seems to have caught the New York Knicks front office’s eye. The Lakers marched into Madison Square Garden last night in hopes of carrying forward the momentum they built up in their win over the Brooklyn Nets a couple of nights back.
However, the reality of not having someone like Anthony Davis down-low on defense came to fruition as Julius Randle continued his Most Improved Player campaign, dropping 34 points, leading the New York Knicks to a blowout victory over the shorthanded defending champs.
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Along with bagging a victory last night, the Knicks seem to have done some scouting as well, as reports have surged that they are eyeing a member of the purple and gold, to hopefully sign this upcoming offseason.
The New York Knicks want to try to sign Dennis Schroder this offseason.
According to Ian Begley of SNY, the Knicks are interested in going after Lakers point guard, Dennis Schroder, when he ultimately becomes an unrestricted free agent this summer.
Dennis Schroder, who’s on the last year of his 4 year/ $70 million contract, passed up a fairly handsome contract of 4 years/$84 million. This was offered to Schroder at the trade deadline but he declined.
It seems as though the German native wants to test his luck in free agency, and seems confident in his abilities to get a contract that’s worth more than what the Lakers offered.
The New York Knicks would love to pair RJ Barrett and Julius Randle with a young and talented point guard like Dennis. Derrick Rose could lead the second unit quite comfortably, as he has shown to do so on various different teams.
As for Elfrid Payton, though he’s been having a decent year, having Schroder in his place is undoubtedly an upgrade. Payton’s play is highly unpredictable and untested in the playoffs.