Dennis Schroder found himself in one of the biggest storylines of the offseason after ESPN’s Brian Windhorst reported that he turned down a four year, $84 million contract the Los Angeles Lakers. Per reports, Schroder has settled with a one-year, $5.9 million deal with the Boston Celtics.
The veteran spoke for the first time since his free agency signing and made an interesting statements about his transition from the Lakers to the Celtics.
“That’s one thing, but they wanted to talk, and at the end of the day, me and my agent decided not to sign that contract. At the end of the day, I feel like, for me personally, I gotta be comfortable in the environment I’m in.
Money is not everything. I want to be comfortable in a situation where I know people appreciate me. How all this stuff happened, you just gotta look forward and just to try to keep improving and try to show people what you’re capable of, and everything’s going to come back.”
As reported by The Athletic’s Jay King, Schroder’s former teammate Al Horford made contact over the summer to start a recruiting dialogue about the Celtics. Horford tried to sell Schroder that his playing style would work well in the Celtics organization with the ability to “showcase his talents this season.”
Schroder averaged 15.4 points, 3.5 rebounds and 5.8 assists last season.