Dennis Schroder has had a roller coaster past couple of seasons, and as a result, he has found himself on his third team in three seasons.
On Tuesday, Schroder announced via his Instagram that he signed a one-year deal with the Boston Celtics for the upcoming season.
According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, Schroder’s one-year deal is worth $5.9 million and will take up the entirety of Boston’s mid-level exception for the 2021-22 season.
Schroder is coming off a solid season for the Los Angeles Lakers, playing in 61 games and averaging 15.4 points and 5.8 assists per game. Over the eight seasons Schroder has played in the NBA, he has career averages of 14.3 points and 4.7 assists per game.
Schroder will now step into a Celtics team needing a point guard after trading away Kemba Walker to the Oklahoma City Thunder. Schroder will compete for minutes next season with second-year guard Payton Pritchard, new arrival Kris Dunn and veteran Marcus Smart.
Schroder’s scoring and distribution skills will be a massive positive for the Celtics regardless of if he starts or comes off the bench.
The Celtics finished seventh in the Eastern Conference last season before getting bounced in the first round of the NBA Playoffs by the Brooklyn nets.