Dennis Schroder Considered Likely Celtics Trade Candidate

Point guard Dennis Schroder has proven to be an awkward fit next to Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown, and given Schroder’s contract status, he very well could be moved ahead of the Feb. 10 deadline.

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Schroder signed a one-year, $5.9 million deal before the season, and an expiring contract is often viewed to be as valuable as an actual player — for both contenders and teams merely looking to shed salary. 

Of course, some teams may just consider Schroder to be a fit, a missing piece to improve their playoff chances.

Multiple reports have suggested the Celtics could look to move Schroder. Luke Adams of Hoops Rumors wrote that such a maneuver would even make good sense.

“He’s on a one-year contract, isn’t an ideal fit with Tatum and Brown, and seems unlikely to remain in Boston beyond this season,” Adams wrote. “His $5.9MM expiring deal shouldn’t be difficult to move.”

Adams also listed center Al Horford, guard/forward Josh Richardson and even guard Marcus Smart as potential trade candidates in Boston.

“The Celtics have a series of sizeable trade exceptions that could be used to accommodate certain players and deals, but their tax concerns will reduce their options with those exceptions,” Adams noted.

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