NBA Rumors: Dennis Schroder Firmly On Radar Of Championship Contenders

The Boston Celtics are fielding trade requests for point guard Dennis Schroder, and according to one report, have one championship contender with an "offer on the table" and one in question. 

The Chicago Bulls are very interested in acquiring the 28-year-old free agent-to-be, according to Action Network's Matt Moore

"The Celtics’ priority, according to multiple sources, is to clear salary to save on the luxury tax," says Moore, and repeated recently by others. They will likely be unable to re-sign Schroder this summer, so it's thought that they'll be looking to get some assets for him now. 

Chicago is trying to get by for the next month without two key pieces of their guard rotation, in Lonzo Ball and Alex Caruso, both out with injuries. Jake Fischer of Bleacher Report has also reported that the Bulls have made an offer, specifically Tony Brown Jr. and a 2nd-round pick. 

The Bucks were also thought to have been in the running for Schroder, but Moore reported late Monday that they've moved on from those talks. Tuesday morning brings news that the Bucks may still be in, as Jake Fischer says that Donte DiVincenzo has been offered for Schroder. 

Aside from Schroder, the Washington Wizards' Spencer Dinwiddie is the other notable point guard readily available by Thursday's deadline. 

Schroder is having a decent season for the Celtics, at 14.4 points and 4.3 assists, and would make for a nice bench piece for either of those title contenders. His reaction to all the trade talk? “It is what it is. It’s a business, but I like the guys, the organization. I love them. So, [at the] end of the day, when I go somewhere else, that’s how the business goes. But I love the guys here and if I’m staying here, of course, that would be better.”

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