Dennis Schroder Confirms He's Not Coming Off The Bench Anymore

One of the newest Los Angeles Lakers is ready to get next season started, just don't ask Denis Schroder to come off the bench. The German-born point-guard is ready to contribute to the Lakers in a big way and wants everyone, including his new coaching staff to realize he much prefers starting the game.

Even with his 17 points per game in a bench role for Oklahoma City, Schroder feels he's better suited as starter and one thing he loved about the Thunder's management, was how they included him in the trade discussions before the deal was complete to ensure he was going to the most appealing destination.

Schroder recently met with the media and had this to say about starting along side LeBron James and Anthony Davis:

I did this off-the-bench stuff already in two years with OKC. I think I try to move forward, and I think with (Anthony Davis) and LeBron (James), I can be helpful as a starter in the PG position. LeBron don't have so much stuff in his mind. I can bring it up, call a set play or whatever, and put him in a position to score. I think him to play off-the-ball, I mean, is I think great. I think that's the reason why they brought me in.
Last season was one of the best of Schroder's career, as he put up solid numbers - 18.9 points, a field-goal percentage of 46.9% and shot the three at a 38.5% clip.

While nothing has been determined just yet regarding Lakers' rotations, this has a chance to turn itself into more of a story once the season begins. 

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