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The door on Dennis Schröder isn't closed just yet. This could bring him back

By James Brown

The door on Dennis Schröder isn't closed just yet. This could bring him back

NBA analyst Marc Stein, doesn't believe the Lakers are out on signing Dennis Schröder after the Patrick Beverley trade.

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With training camp just around the corner, the Los Angeles Lakers need to upgrade their roster as soon as possible. The team just traded for an all-NBA defensive player in Patrick Beverley, which is an important move as they were in the bottom ten in defensive efficiency last season. Still, they need to fill other holes in the roster.

There are many players that have been linked to the Lakers. Dennis Schröder is one of those players, as he was with the team two years ago. The Lakers tried to sign him to a long contract with a worth of $84 million. However, the trade for Beverley might be the reason why the Lakers do not sign Schöder.

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NBA insider Marc Stein, believes that the  Purple and Gold haven't closed the door on Schröder, but it depends on what the team does with Russell Westbrook. "It is not yet clear if the Beverley acquisition completely rules out a Schröder return or if [Russell] Westbrook's potential exit could re-open the door," Explained Stein.

Dennis Schröder averaged 15.4 points, 5.8 assists and 3.5 rebounds in 61 games while playing for the Lakers in the 2021 season. He wasn't a great fit for the team, but he still wanted to keep him for a couple more years, but he ended up declining the Lakers' offer.

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The 28-year-old was traded from the Boston Celtics to the Houston Rockets midway through last season, finishing the year with averages of 13.5 points and 4.6 assists in 64 games across the two stops. He is still capable of helping the team. But he did them wrong not so long ago. Maybe they don't want him back because of that.


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