The Los Angeles Lakers already want a long-term partnership with Dennis Schroder.
The Los Angeles Lakers traded Danny Green and the 28th overall pick in the 2020 NBA Draft for Oklahoma City point guard Dennis Schroder, who only had one more year left on his contract. Despite only playing two games with the Lakers at the time of writing this, the Lakers are already looking to turn this into a long-term partnership.
ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported that the Lakers have begun the process of extending Schroder to a new, multi-year deal. The Lakers offered Schroder a two-year, $33.4 million extension, which was the largest that the team could at this time.
The two sides can begin renegotiating again in February, when the Lakers can offer up to a four-year deal worth $83 million, per Wojnarowski.
Schroder may not have many minutes played in the purple and gold but it is imperative that the two sides come to some sort of agreement. Getting Schroder in LA for multiple years would be great for the Lakers and would be great for Schroder as well.
Some might be skeptical of paying Schroder a big chunk of change, which is fair. Prior to his breakout 2019-20 season, very few people would have evaluated Schroder to that big of a contract. However, he is worth it for the Lakers.
Here is why.