March 30, 2021

Lakers' Dennis Schroder Rejected $84M Contract Extension

It's no secret that Lakers guard Dennis Schroder is looking to get paid. 

Since becoming extension eligible in February, Schroder has been unable to come to an agreement with the Lakers on a contract extension, which was part of the reason he was reportedly included in Kyle Lowry trade talks.

According to Brian Windhorst on "The Hoop Collective" podcast, the soon-to-be unrestricted free agent recently turned down a four-year, $84 million contract extension from the Lakers. 

"The Lakers did indeed offer [Schroder] that $84 million over four years," Windhorst said on the podcast. "Now, this is where we get into a gray area. Was it guaranteed? Was it partially guaranteed? Were there incentives? I don’t know. But I believe he was offered a contract in that realm and he said 'no' to it.” 

Windhorst didn't specify when the contract offer was made. Schroder currently pockets $16 million this season.

Schroder has added an important element to the Lakers' offense that they were lacking last season. His speed and ability to attack the basket have been valuable all season for Los Angeles.

The Lakers have outscored opponents by 5.6 points per 100 possessions with him on the floor, fourth-best among the Lakers' rotation players. 

Schroder is averaging 15.4 points, 3.5 rebounds and 4.9 assists this season.

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