Earlier this year the Los Angeles Lakers offered Dennis Schroder an $84 million extension to stay with the team. Not only did the 27-year-old turn it down – but he did it in extra aggressive fashion.
Schroder genuinely believed he was worth more than $100 million on the open market and proceeded accordingly. Unfortunately, nobody seems to agree.
Now the Lakers have Russell Westbrook as their Schroder replacement, and all the other teams who appeared to need a point guard have found cheaper options elsewhere.
The market for Schroder, for all intents and purposes, has dried up.
Earlier this week, there was some chatter about the Dallas Mavericks perhaps entering the fray and offering Schroder a deal of some sort. However, according to NBA insider Marc Stein – that’s not going to happen.
“The Mavs have zero interest in Schroder,” he wrote. “It’s staggering that he turned down the 84M offer from the Lakers. This is tough to watch, there’s been so little Schroder discussion. Tough stuff, tough to watch.”
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Schroder is obviously a talented player, but nowhere near as good as he seems to think he is. Moreover, his bad attitude leaves a lot to be desired. There is a reason why his teammates hated him so much and his weird social media antics during the playoffs didn’t exactly endear him to anyone.
Will Schroder end up somewhere next season? Probably. Will it be for as much money as he could’ve gotten from the Lakers? Absolutely not.
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