NBA Rumors: Dennis Schröder Has Suitor In Eastern Conference

Dennis Schröder is back on the free agent market, after spending last season with the Boston Celtics and the Houston Rockets. He won't be returning to Houston, and his services are once again for hire.  

According to Kelly Iko of The Athletic, "there’s a real need to clear minutes for (Houston's) developing young talent. Schröder is 28, in the prime of his career, expecting to play big minutes and compete deep in the playoffs."

NBA Insider Marc Stein says that the Detroit Pistons have been considering Schröder as a "cost-effective" solution in the backcourt, to give Cade Cunningham some backup support. They wouldn't necessarily qualify as a "playoff contender" which Schröder says he's expecting, but he should know by now that beggars can't be choosers.

The 28-year-old Schröder was also entering free agency at this time last year, and had delusions of landing a $100M contract. Until his market cratered and he ended up signing with Boston for $5.9M. 

His value this time around is thought to be nowhere more than the Taxpayer Mid-Level Exception mark that he signed for with the Celtics, which this year will be about $6.3M. 

In nine years in the NBA, Schröder has averaged 14.2 points per game, with 4.7 assists.

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