Dennis Schroder is thriving with the Toronto Raptors
Dennis Schroder definitely had his ups and downs when he was a member of the Los Angeles Lakers. The German point guard has infectious energy and athleticism that lead to him making jaw-dropping plays on either side of the floor at any given time.
However, on the flip side, Schroder does not have the most reliable three-point shot and at times can have Russell Westbrook-light tendencies. While it is not as bad as it was with Westbrook, there is a bit of hero-ball in Schroder’s game that can hurt a team at times.
All that being said, Schroder is undoubtedly talented and he has proven that since leaving the Lakers. It started in the 2023 FIBA World Cup, where Germany won it all behind Schroder’s MVP performance.
It then carried over into Canada, where Schroder has been a productive member of the Raptors. Schroder is averaging 15.4 points and 7.7 assists in 32.3 minutes per game for the Raptors on very respectable .432/.362/.829 shooting splits.
Like with Walker, there may be a piece of the Lakers’ front office that regrets not bringing Schroder back. Gabe Vincent was incredibly disappointing to start the season and has been out of action due to injury. Perhaps the team overthought it and just needed to bring back what they already had.