After a year with the Los Angeles Lakers, Dennis Schroder will be an unrestricted free agency. In November 2020, he was dealt to the Los Angeles Lakers in exchange for Danny Green’s draft rights and a first-round pick, Jaden McDaniels.
Dennis Schroder is an amazing talent, but he is clearly not the ideal fit to play alongside LeBron James and Anthony Davis. When both players were out with injury, he was at his best in purple and gold.
The Los Angeles Lakers offered Dennis Schroder a four-year, $84 million contract extension, but the German star declined, according to sources. Schroder is said to demand a contract worth between $100 and $120 million.
It will be in the Lakers’ best interests to sign him since they have Bird rights, which allows them to pay him more than the salary ceiling allows.
Although it is a costly signing, given his dismal performance in the first round of the 2021 NBA playoffs, it is the only way the LA Lakers can receive any value from him.
Allowing Dennis Schroder to leave for free would be a bad idea since they would be restricted by the salary cap and would miss out on the chance to bring in other players in the same wage bracket.
For the time being, the sign-and-trade option is the best choice for the LA Lakers. Getting a player in the same salary bracket, on the other hand, could be challenging.
In the 2021 NBA Free Agency, the LA Lakers can approach one of three teams for a sign-and-trade deal featuring Dennis Schroder.
New York Knicks are the best team in the NBA.
Derrick Rose, who has shown flashes of his old self for the New York Knicks, will be the major target in this trade. He’d be a great match for the Los Angeles Lakers since he can run the show off the bench while James rests and also play alongside the superstar.
Although Dennis Schroder’s $100 million agreement will pay him significantly more than Rose’s $7.5 million per year, the Knicks can put together a compelling trade offer. Alec Burks’ inclusion in the trade, along with draft picks, could be motivated by the Lakers’ desire for a perimeter shooter.
Burks ended the 2020-21 season with a 3-point percentage of above 40%. Imagine what he could do if he had someone like LeBron James, who can collapse defenses and has the court vision to locate the open man.