Lakers Are in ‘Superior’ Commerce Talks for Dennis Schroder: Report


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Dennis Schroder with Chris Paul.

Shortly after the information that the commerce market was set to open on November 16th, the Los Angeles Lakers have appeared to hit the bottom operating. They’ve been related to loads of gamers this offseason and it appears like they’ve zeroed in on one man. Based on ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, the Lakers are nearing a commerce that will deliver them Oklahoma Metropolis Thunder guard Dennis Schroder.

Wojnarowski additionally revealed that the deal may embody Danny Inexperienced and the Lakers’ first-round draft choose for this yr.

In reality, talks have gone up to now that it appears just like the deal may very well be accomplished on Monday, as soon as the commerce window opens.

This may very well be the primary shoe to drop in what must be a busy offseason for the Thunder, who appear to be they’re able to enter a rebuild.

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Commerce Makes Sense for Lakers

This isn’t the primary time the Lakers have been linked to Schroder. The group was reportedly taken with buying him eventually season’s commerce deadline. That by no means got here to fruition however Los Angeles now has a very good shot to get their man.

Schroder is coming off a season the place he completed second within the race for Sixth Man of the Yr. He averaged 18.9 factors a recreation off the bench for a Thunder group that made it to the playoffs. He additionally was in a position to enhance from the 3-point line. Regardless of being a profession 34% shoot from past the arc, he shot nearly 39% final season.

It stays to be seen if the Lakers plan to have him within the beginning lineup or come off the bench. He’s performed level guard for many of his profession so he may very well be the best man to backup LeBron James. The Lakers didn’t have a terrific sixth man final season. If the Schroder deal goes by, that adjustments. Not solely do they get top-of-the-line bench gamers within the NBA, however in addition they get a legit third scoring choice behind LeBron and Anthony Davis.

Schroder Just lately Mentioned He Didn’t Wish to Be a Laker

One state of affairs to regulate is the truth that Schroder just lately mentioned that he had “affords” to go to the Lakers and Clippers however didn’t need to.

“Sure, I’ve acquired affords. However I by no means needed to go to the Lakers, the Clippers or all of the names which will have referred to as my brokers,” Schroder mentioned to the MagentaSport podcast, per Sport 1.

“In the long run, I’m good with the GM [Sam Presti – the OKC General Manager] and that was my determination. I mentioned that I just like the group right here higher.”

Now, these feedback may imply a few issues. It may imply that he was completely satisfied in Oklahoma Metropolis and didn’t need to be traded. It wasn’t particularly that he didn’t need to go to Los Angeles, he simply didn’t thoughts staying put. It’s uncertain that he particularly has an issue with Los Angeles.

Regardless, the Thunder are headed for a rebuild they usually don’t have a necessity for a participant like Schroder. Ought to every little thing fall into place, the guard will come to the reigning champions and doubtless not look again. He’ll be an unrestricted free agent after this upcoming season.

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