During this Free Agency, Dennis Schroder gave up on an $84 million contract from the Los Angeles Lakers, only to sign a $5.9 million deal with the Boston Celtics. The German star finally breaks his silence over the incident via an Instagram post.
Dennis Schroder is among the best non-All-Star guards in the league. Ever since he set foot in the league, Schroder has been a great boost of energy coming off the bench, proving to be an efficient and reliable player.
After the best season of his career with the Oklahoma City Thunder, ending as one of the Sixth Man of the Year finalists, the German guard decided to head to LA to join forces with LeBron James and Anthony Davis after being promised the role of starting point guard.
During his lone season with the Los Angeles Lakers, the 27-year-old had a pretty underwhelming campaign. After putting up 15.4 points, 5.8 assists and 3.5 rebounds, it is safe to say that he was unable to reach the high expectations the Lakers front office had set for him. The 6-foot-3 combo guard was one of the several players who was expected to rise up and fill the role, once LBJ and AD were sidelined with injuries.
Dennis Schroder breaks his silence via an Instagram post
Even though he was unable to meet the Lakers’ high expectations for him, they were willing to offer him a 4-year, $84 million contract extension (and additional bonuses up to $8 million), netting him $21 million guaranteed per year. While some were questioning the Lakers for their generous offer to Dennis, shockingly, Schroder turned down the offer expecting a team to offer him somewhere north of the $100 million mark.
Much to his surprise, no team was ready to offer him the kind of money he expected. In fact, no team in the league was even ready to give him the hefty amount that the Lakers were rumoured to offer. And as a result, the German guard had to sign a mini “MLE” worth 1-year paying him only $5.9 million, with the Boston Celtics.
After roughly losing around $78 million, Dennis was subjected to a lot of trolling and hate over social media. Ellen Schroder, his wife, was the first one who came to his defence and warned his haters a couple of days back. And finally, the newest Celtic guard broke his silence via an Instagram post.
“Progress is a slow process!
Can’t focus on the baggage!
See what’s about to happen next!”
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What’s done is done now. Dennis Schroder should only focus on his upcoming year at Boston and helping Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown push for a deep playoff run. While playing the best season of his career, so he could hope to secure a bigger contract for the upcoming years.