For the financial portfolio, Schroder fits Danny Green’s slot perfectly with more floor options!
Here’s what the Lakers’ Head of Basketball Operations, Rob Pelinka did in flipping Danny Green for Dennis Schroder while shaving $365,000+ off the salary cap according to Amin El Hassan.
If Schroder can survive a ball-dominant player in Chris Paul, theoretically there should be no issues playing with LeBron James, who will keep the ball-handling duties after leading the NBA in assists last year. But here’s where Schroder will be important.
LeBron James WILL be load managed this year (No Clippers references please, not the same thing!) based on the very quick turnaround. Schroder will have plenty of opportunities to run the offense. Plus, he will be running the second unit much like last year.
Most will talk the offense, let’s discuss defense. This guy will play on the other end. Danny Green was just as bad on the defensive end at times as his shooting, hence the major criticism from this site. Schroder’s long arms will lead to tightening up the perimeter defense. This will be a premium asset if Avery Bradley gets a big contract and leaves.
Remember the positive salary cap situation? It allows flexibility for the Lakers to go get Wesley Matthews, who coincidentally opted out of his deal with Milwaukee recently.
Now we see the bright side of the signing, now let’s flip the script and see the downside of this deal? Lesson four deals with glaring weaknesses to Dennis Schroder’s game! Read on.