NBA Rumors: Top 3 Landing Spots For Dennis Schröder

Teams in the market for a viable playmaker still have some options on the market, but Dennis Schroder is by far the best of what's left. He just dropped 38 in a World Cup qualifier for Germany. Perhaps a little showcase for NBA teams looking around in the free agent point guard market?

Let's have a look at 3 potential landing spots for the 9-year veteran.

Dallas Mavericks

The Mavs are losing a huge part of their backcourt, with Jalen Brunson fleeing to the New York Knicks in free agency. They're in desperate need of another playmaker, and Schroder—who they were linked to at February's trade deadline—would be a perfect fit.

Detroit Pistons

The Pistons have had a quiet free agency thus far, limited to a 2-year, $6M deal with forward Kevin Knox II. But they came into the offseason wanting to shore up their guard rotation, and Brunson was one of their top targets. Certainly, nabbing Jaden Ivey with the No. 5 pick in the NBA Draft should go a long way towards doing that, but another established veteran to go along with Ivey and second-year man Cade Cunningham is needed.

Los Angeles Lakers

Now, wouldn’t this be interesting? Schroder was with the Lakers in 2020-21, and was reportedly offered an $84M extension. But he said, 'nah, I'm good', and elected for free agency instead, expecting to do much better. He ended up with a $5.9M mid-level exception with the Boston Celtics. 

His term with the Lakers didn't end on the best note, but he showed with the Celtics this past season that he can still perform at a decent level, posting 14.4 points and 4.2 assists in 29 minutes per game, while shooting 35% from the three-point line.

With the Lakers, he averaged 15.4 points and 5.8 assists, and at a similar contract as the one he signed last season, LA just might be interested in a return engagement.

As long as he doesn't do something silly, like holding out for a $100M deal like he did early in last year's free agency, Schroder could land himself a decent gig.

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