Lakers Announce Signing Of Dennis Schroder

The Lakers have officially signed point guard Dennis Schröder, the team announced in a press release.Dennis Schroder

Schroder, of course, spent the 2020-21 season in LA, before signing with the Celtics last summer. He was traded to the Rockets in February before entering unrestricted free agency.

“We are extremely pleased to welcome Dennis Schröder back to the Lakers,” GM Rob Pelinka, said in a statement. “Not only do Dennis and Coach Ham share a player-coach history together, but they also reflect one another’s mentality of toughness with an extremely competitive edge. Dennis will add both depth and an on-ball defensive presence to our core at the guard position.

“He is also a proven scorer and playmaker. We are really excited for Dennis to get to camp and get back to work in L.A. after his highly successful run with his national team this offseason.”

Per The Athletic’s Shams Charania, Schroder will be receiving a one-year contract for the veteran’s minimum of $2.64 million.

Schroder, 28, is 6-foot-3 and appeared in 14 games with the Rockets to finish the season. He played 49 for the Celtics before that, averaging 14.4 points and 4.2 assists.

He has also spent time with the Thunder and Hawks, and along with the Lakers, had drawn interest from the Jazz and Mavericks, sources told Hoops Wire.

The Lakers now will have Russell Westbrook, Patrick Beverley and Schroder to take facilitate and take on ball-handling duties.

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