Dennis Schröder Explains Why He Left $78M On The Table To Sign With Celtics

Written by on September 28, 2021

Individuals have been clowning new Celtics guard Dennis Schröder all offseason lengthy. 

After the German level guard reportedly turned down a 4-year/$84M contract from the Lakers on the finish of the 2020/2021 season, it turned more and more clear that he was not going to make that type of cash wherever else. And months after initially turning down the deal, Schröder settled for a one-year/$5.9M cope with the Boston Celtics. 

At first look, turning down $84M for $5.9M looks as if essentially the most outlandish resolution anyone might make, however in his first time sitting down with the Celtics media, Schröder defined his resolution, saying “cash just isn’t the whole lot always.” 

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“On the finish of the day, I really feel like for me, personally, I obtained to be snug within the atmosphere I’m in,” Schröder informed Tom Westerholm of Boston.com, earlier than addressing his one yr in LA. “I really like the Lakers group and so they did nice issues, however I believe for me, and that is simply enterprise, I don’t suppose I slot in 100 p.c. You play with LeBron and AD, that’s two of the perfect gamers within the NBA, and I don’t suppose I gave them the whole lot that I deliver to the desk.”

Schröder is true. 

LeBron James and Anthony Davis are two of the perfect gamers within the league and, coming off their championship run within the 2020 bubble, it was clear that, for no matter purpose, Schröder struggled to mesh with the 2 superstars on the courtroom. Averaging 15.Four factors per sport in ’20/’21, Schröder dropped practically 4 factors from his ’19/’20 mark of 18.9 and, regardless of will increase in each assists and steals, Schröder merely did not match. 

Explaining that he signed a pleasant contract after his fourth season within the league (bumping up from $2.7M/yr to $15M/yr) the brand new Celtic ensured that he was good financially and made this resolution purely primarily based on basketball. 

Noting that former Hawks teammate and present Celtic Al Horford, together with new head coach Ime Udoka, president of basketball operations Brad Stevens and budding All-Stars Jayston Tatum and Jaylen Brown all reached out earlier than he signed, Schröder mentioned he intends to play in Boston for some time. 

“I believe Boston was simply the appropriate match and the appropriate mentality, how the group works, the system, it’s a successful mentality that was only for me the appropriate transfer to make … I hope that that is going to be for a very long time.” 

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What did you consider Schröder leaving that type of cash on the desk? How do you suppose he’ll fare with the Celtics this season? Tell us within the feedback. 

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