Dennis Schröder’s suicidal demand for his future
At the start of this third day of free agency across the Atlantic, Dennis Schröder remains one of the few big names without a contract not to have found the right fit. This is hardly surprising, given the German’s demented salary demands.
A little less than a year ago, he did not even have to wait for the opening of the market to know his point of fall. Transferred from OKC to the Lakers two days before the start of free agency 2020, Dennis Schröder has since seen his image in the league shrink in great width. Today, he is therefore positioned as one of the rare free agents of magnitude not to have signed a new contract. In this position, he can only rave about the XXL salaries obtained by his peers, like that of Shai Gilgeous-Alexander at the Thunder.
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander: OKC what does that say 🗣️⚡
Dennis Schröder: OMG !!! You really hit the jackpot! Glad to see that 🔥
But how to justify, despite his disappointing season in LA, that the German leader has still not been able to convince a franchise? Marc Berman from New York Post thinks he has a trail of explanation, which could have cooled one of the serious contenders of the case.
“The Knicks have interest in Schroder as a playmaker and defender, but he’s a poor 3-point shooter. One source told The Post Schroder started the process seeking a deal that would start at $ 25 million. « 😳
– @NYPost_Berman pic.twitter.com/BisNLGmJBx
– NBA Central (@TheNBACentral) August 4, 2021
The Knicks are showing interest in Dennis Schröder for his playmaking and defense, but he remains a poor 3-point shooter. A source told The Post that Schröder has started his quest for a new contract with hopes of seeing it start to the tune of $ 25 million.
At this price point, it is not surprising to see the candidates on his arrival not jostling each other.
As a reminder, Schröder had already shown nerve a few months ago, while his reputation was still honorable, by refusing a 4-year extension, and $ 84M to the Lakers. It would seem paradoxically that he has revised his expectations upwards, despite his last extremely complicated months at the Angelinos. What’s more, the Knicks shouldn’t be wasting their money this summer, so as not to jeopardize their plans for the future.
Dennis Schröder visibly maintains enormous self-confidence, evidenced by his irrational salary claims. Leaders will find it difficult to accept such a financial sacrifice.