Dennis Schroder made a big mistake.
Back in March Schroder decided to reject an $84 million contract extension from the Lakers because at the time he reportedly believed that he would command $100 million in free agency.
Report: Dennis Schroder rejected four-year, $84M contract extension from Lakers https://t.co/YsmYteG80o
— Kurt Helin (@basketballtalk) March 30, 2021
Rumor: Dennis Schroder looking for $100 million-$120 million contract https://t.co/FX7PDzDkfx
— Kurt Helin (@basketballtalk) June 30, 2021
Unfortunately for Schroder, he played terribly during the Lakers playoff run and all of his potential offers quickly evaporated. After a week into free agency, Schroder still hasn’t signed with a team and is reportedly in a “state of shock” over rejecting the $84 million offer from the Lakers.
Via Boston Herald
He’s only interested in one year, and then getting back out there,” said the source, who added that Schroder has also run into another problem — the sudden lack of available starting point guard jobs.
The Celtics have pitched Schroder the idea of backing up Marcus Smart next season.
“He needs time — I think he’s in a state of shock because of what he’s done,” the source said of Schroder turning down a four-year, $84 million offer last season from the Lakers, who responded by trading for Russell Westbrook.
Schroder currently only has a $5.9 million offer from the Celtics but he’s still holding out for a better deal.
#Celtics have offered Dennis Schroder a one-year deal – at the taxpayer $5.9M MLE – per league sources. The current hold up for Schroder is twofold: He wants the full MLE – which is $9.5M – and also seeks a second-year player option. Boston doesn’t want to be hard-capped.
— Jordan Schultz (@Schultz_Report) August 10, 2021