The reported ‘hold up’ between the Celtics and Dennis Schröder didn’t derail the sides from getting a deal done, as Schröder has signed a one-year deal for the $5.9 million exception, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.
“I’m proud to announce that for the 2021-22 season I’ll be playing with the Boston Celtics!” Schröder announced via his Instagram story. “This is one of the best franchises in NBA history and it will be an honor to put on the green and white and do what I love! I’m going out there every night and leaving it all on the floor for the city! Who’s ready?!”
The 27-year-old Schröder spent the 2020-21 season with the Los Angeles, where he averaged 15.4 points, 5.8 assists, and 3.5 rebounds over a 61-game run with the Lakers. His 5.8 assists per night finished as his highest average since his 6.2 apples per game with the Hawks in 2017-18, and Schröder’s 1.1 steals per game were tied for a single-season best.
Overall, the No. 17 overall pick from the 2013 NBA Draft has averaged 14.3 points, 4.7 assists, 2.9 rebounds, and shot 43.6 percent from the field in a 557-game spent with the Hawks, Thunder, and Lakers.
With Schröder signed, the Celtics’ point guard depth is certainly better, with the German guard slated to serve as a potential 1B with Marcus Smart, and ahead of Payton Pritchard, Carsen Edwards, Kris Dunn, and Yam Madar on the depth chart.
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