Report: Celtics ‘engaged in conversations’ with veteran point guard Dennis Schroder
The Celtics may be close to finding their new starting point guard. And no, it’s not Isaiah Thomas.
According to Jake Fischer of Bleacher Report, the Celtics are “are engaged in conversations” with free agent point guard Dennis Schroder. No deal has been done yet, with “talks still ongoing” as of Friday afternoon.
The 17th overall pick in 2013, Schroder has spent time with the Hawks and Thunder, before a stint with the Lakers last year. In 61 games – all starts – Schroder averaged 15.4 points and 5.8 assists per game, as well as a career-high 1.1 steals. He shot 43.7 percent from the field and 33.5 percent from three.
There’s a chance acquiring Schroder could involve a sign-and-trade, per Jared Weiss of The Athletic. Part of the Celtics’ mid-level exception could be used to get him on board as well.
Signing Shroder would continue what has been an overhaul of the point guard position this offseason for the Celtics. Brad Stevens’ first move as president of basketball operations was to move on from Kemba Walker. He also acquired Kris Dunn in an earlier trade with the Atlanta Hawks.
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