Dennis Schröder may still rank among the super-wealthy as an NBA player, but he left an embarrassing amount of money on the table in the offseason.
The Celtics guard at least seems to have a sense of humor about it, based on his recent Instagram post. The first in a series of photos is of Schröder, head in hands, surrounded by bags. Are they filled with money? Probably not, considering he reportedly turned down an offer from the Lakers for four years and $84 million, only to accept a deal with the Celtics for a one-year, $5.9 million mid-level exception.
“I’m gonna do this ONE time! Insert your best “fumbled the bag” joke here,” Schröder’s Instagram post reads. It appears to be one big ad for the Bugatti Chiron automobile, anyway. You can grab one at your local dealer for about $3 million.
Again, super-wealthy. But Schröder seems like he’s willing to take his free agency blunder in stride.
The hope is that he’s in line for another lucrative long-term deal after the 2021-22 season. That would mean the Celtics got the most out of him under new head coach Ime Udoka.
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