Dennis Schröder Tries to Explain Why He Didn’t Sign Lucrative Contract With Lakers

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Dennis Schröder isn’t upset about fumbling any bag.

All summer, Dennis Schröder took heat from fans on social media for passing on a lucrative contract the Lakers reportedly offered him last year, only to sign a much smaller deal with the Celtics. Here’s why new Celtics guard Dennis Schröder didn’t sign a lucrative contract with the Lakers, apparently it’s not about money.


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According to Schröder, the situation is complicated.

“The Lakers told us we are not talking during the season, and at the end of the day, I never had that contract in front of me,” Schröder told reporters at Celtics media day. “That’s one thing. But they wanted to talk and at the end of the day, me and my agent decided not to sign their contract.

“At the end of the day, I feel like for me, personally, I got to be comfortable in the environment I’m in. I love the Lakers organization and they did great things, but I think for me, and this is just business, I don’t think I fit in 100 percent. You play with LeBron and AD, that’s two of the best players in the NBA, and I don’t think I gave them everything that I bring to the table.”

As a basketball player if you can’t be comfortable playing with two of the best in the game, and for one of the premier organizations in the league, where are you going to be comfortable?

I think he knows he made a big mistake walking away from that kind of guaranteed money. He can explain any way he wants, he still left a ton of money on the table.

Time will tell if he made the right call…


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