The Boston Celtics are 14-14 on the year and sit in ninth place in the Eastern Conference.
Amid all the struggles and plans to blow up the roster, the impressive play of guard Dennis Schroder has largely gone unnoticed.
So far this season Schroder is averaging 17.5 points, 4.9 assists and 3.6 rebounds per game – producing much more productive results in 2021 for the Celtics than he did for the Los Angeles Lakers in 2020.
As it turns out, the fact that he is having such a bounce back campaign with Boston has made him a prime candidate to get dealt.
According to Shams Charania of The Athletic, a big trade involving Schroder may be on the horizon.
“Rival teams expect the Celtics to be open to talks around guard Dennis Schröder, who inked a one-year deal with Boston in the offseason but has had a strong season that likely prices him out of a potential re-signing,” he wrote.
Schroder’s offseason was obviously an absolutely calamity of epic proportions. He turned down an $84 million deal from the Lakers because he felt like he deserved $100+ million, only to get the $5.9 million taxpayer midlevel exception from Boston. Multiple Lakers players hated playing with him, including one of the team’s biggest stars.
Impressive stuff. https://t.co/p5mNh0dB7Y
— Game 7 (@game7__) December 12, 2021
Just last week Schroder admitted that his LA run was a disaster, though his explanation for why that was the case left something to be desired.
Either way, though – it’s great that he was able to restore his value so dramatically in such a short amount of time. Where will the Celtics ultimately deal him? Time will tell.