NBA: The Lakers can thank LeBron James


NBA: The Lakers can thank LeBron James

Posted on September 20, 2022 at 10:35 a.m. by Hugo Chirossel

While he was without a team for the upcoming season, Dennis Schröder’s performances at EuroBasket did not go unnoticed. The German international impressed during the tournament, which convinced the Los Angeles Lakers to bring him back, he who had already moved to the Californian franchise during the 2020-2021 season. A recruitment in which LeBron James apparently played a role.

The Lakers have a new point guard. After recruiting Patrick Beverly a few weeks ago, the Angelinos recently announced the arrival of Dennis Schröder. The latter was free, after a last experience at the Houston Rockets. Present atEuroBasket With l’Germanyhe averaged 21 points and 7 assists over the entire competition, leading his selection to third place, just behindFrench team. Performances that convinced the Lakers to bring him back.

Schröder returns to the Lakers

‘Cause it’s not the first time Dennis Schröder evolves in the City of Angels. Present during the 2020-2021 season, he had refused a contract extension of €84m over four years, before finding himself at the Boston Celtics for much less. Today, he is engaged with the Lakers for one season and €2.6 million. In comments relayed by Let’s talk NBAthe 29-year-old leader opened up about his return to Los Angeles and mentions in particular the importance of LeBron James.

« I was able to chat with LeBron »

 » I’m really looking forward. I was able to chat with LeBron, yes. I can’t wait to come back, I want to do something about it this time. LeBron told me he was happy to have me back. We had a story to finish. The year I was a Laker, the fans weren’t there. The covid was there, everyone was injured. This year, at least I hope, everything will stay in place, no one will get hurt, and we can go in search of something “, he confided. It remains to be seen what the Lakers. They have three experienced leaders with Dennis Schröder, Patrick Beverly and Russell Westbrook. The latter could also come off the bench next season, an option clearly envisaged by his new coach, Darvin Ham.

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