Dennis Schroder Signs with the Boston Celtics

Dennis Schroder signs with the Boston Celtics

Dennis Schroder signed with the Boston Celtics, Tuesday. The two sides agreed to a one-year contract worth $5.9 million. This contract ties him down through the 2022 season.

Dennis Schroder signs with the Boston Celtics

Over his eight-year NBA career Schroder has played for the Atlanta Hawks, Oklahoma City Thunder and Los Angeles Lakers. He has put up 14 points and five assists per game for his career. He was originally drafted in the first round, 17th overall in the 2013 NBA draft by the Hawks. Last season he scored 15 points and six assists for the Lakers. The Celtics used their Tax payer mid level exception to sign him.

This is one of the rare instances in NBA history when a player goes from the Lakers to the Celtics or vice versa. Most players do not tend to play for both teams, let alone in back-to-back seasons. Was this Schroder’s way of getting back at the Lakers for replacing him? Probably not. But I imagine it is a slight benefit to Schroder knowing that he is going to the Lakers’ biggest rival.

What the Dennis Schroder signing means for the future

Schroder could have had a four year 84 million dollar contract right now had he signed the offer sheet back in February. Instead he will be making just under six million. That is a huge blow for a player like Schroder. Now he will have to hope that a team next summer is willing to use cap space to give him the money he wants, since he lost his bird rights with this move. Schroder is most likely not going to be a Celtic beyond this season. Hell, he may not even make it past the trade deadline. Regardless, the Schroder signing is amazing value for Boston.

They now have a point guard who can create his own shot while also playing good defense on the other end for just SIX million dollars! He is going to provide most of what Kemba Walker provided last season (due to injury) but for one-fifth of the price. This partnership may be short but it sure looks to be sweet.

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