It’s clear that Dennis Schroder helped solidify the Los Angeles Lakers by turning down a four-year, $84 million contract extension this past spring.
Schroder, 27, was not stellar in his first season with the Lakers. The German-born player averaged 15.4 points, 3.5 rebounds and 5.8 assists while shooting 44% away. He also struggled in the Lakers’ first-round loss first Phoenix Suns in the NBA Playoffs.
With Schroder set to gain free agency, The report indicates that the Los Angeles Lakers could actually get some value out of him in a signing deal. For his part, the veteran points guard is seeking between $100 and $120 million for a four-year contract this summer. He also received interest from many teams. That’s why we look at three signing and trading scenarios that could help the Lakers.
Los Angeles Lakers swap Dennis Schroder with Dallas Mavericks
- Lakers get: Josh Richardson, Jalen Brunson, Trey Burke
- Mavericks receive: Dennis Schroder
We already know that Dallas is looking for a better supporting cast after Luka Doncic. It could also help the MVP candidate if his utilization isn’t too high, meaning a bit more off-ball play than we’ve seen during his first three NBA seasons. that. From Dallas’ point of view, acquiring Schroder in a deal-making and sale would be huge. It would still allow the team to potentially bring in another influential player in the freelancing company with a spending north of $20 million under the NBA salary cap.
From a Los Angeles perspective, this will be all about building more depth behind Anthony Davis and LeBron James. It still has the ability to add an original caliber protection point using the mid-level exception during the free agent period. Richardson is seen as a 3 and D with a long shot. Brunson has performed exceptionally well as a third-year player this past season, averaging 12.6 points with 52% of shots from the field. Burke will be the depth.
Los Angeles Lakers trade Dennis Schroder with New Orleans Pelicans
- Lakers get: Eric Bledsoe, 10th pick
- Pelicans received: Dennis Schroder, 22nd pick
There’s good news ahead for the Lakers when it comes to draft options that are part of any deal. Logins and transactions won’t be official until later NBA draft 2021 end of July. This might help general manager Rob Pelinka get a little creative.
In this hypothetical transaction, Los Angeles gets a top 10 pick to buy the contract with Eric Bledsoe. While the veteran point guard struggled a season ago in New Orleans, he could act as a backstop pick with the Lakers using a 10th pick for a future point guard. They could also pack the option told Kyle Kuzma for a player of another caliber. As for the Pelicans, they traded in the first round to land Zion Williamson an upgrade in the guard spot.
Los Angeles Lakers swap Dennis Schroder for San Antonio Spurs
- Lakers receive: Dejounte Murray
- Spurs get: Dennis Schroder, 22nd inning
Report on San Antonio concluded that Spurs are looking to get rid of Murray in a deal this summer. Interestingly, Spurs have no internal candidate to replace him with Patty Mills set to hit the free. That’s where Schroder can come into play. Gregg Popovich and Co. don’t want to start over with rebuilding. Being able to cancel Murray to sign Schroder would still give San Antonio about $48 million to spend over the summer.
This will also be undisputed for the Los Angeles Lakers. Murray is still just 24 and has had the best performance of his career in 2020-21 – averaging 15.7 points, 7.1 rebounds and 5.4 assists with 45% of his shots from the field. .