Where Will Dennis Schröder End Up?

Dennis Schröder thought he was going to get a massive contract during the offseason, only to be left in the dark on day three of free agency. 
Back in March, it was reported that Schröder turned down a four-year, $84M contract from the Lakers. The eight-year man from Germany had a decent year in LA, as he played a career-high 32.1 mpg, but was unable to help the Lakers repeat as champions.  
So what does this mean for Schröder? There were rumors floating around that he would end up a New York Knick, but with Kemba Walker now heading to the Big Apple, that seems highly improbable. The Chicago Bulls and New Orleans Pelicans had also popped up on the radar as possible landing spots - but both of those teams have also shored up their point guard needs. With the departure of Russell Westbrook, the Washington Wizards, who have been linked to Spencer Dinwiddie, may also represent a destination for Schröder. However, it appears that the Wizards and Dinwiddie are very close to a deal, which could push Schröder out once more. The most likely spot for him to end up is, surprisingly, back with the Lakers.

Regardless of where he signs, it is likely that he will not get a sniff at the type of long-term, lucrative contract the Lakers had offered five months ago, and will have to settle for a short-term (perhaps even one year with a second year player option) deal. 

Poor Dennis Schröder... he left a lot of money on the table this year. 

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