Dennis Schroder
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Dennis Schroder has been a target of the Los Angeles Lakers for a long time, according to the GM of the team Rob Pelinka.

Pelinka and the Lakers finally managed to sign Schroder, as the deal became official on Monday.

“He’s been a player we’ve pursued not just in this trade deadline, but before we pursued him aggressively. To finalize the transaction and bring him to the Lakers is satisfying. I think it’s easy to fall into complacency when you win a title and to just say, ‘Hey, let’s just run it back.’

But at the same time I think my school of thinking is always, ‘Let’s find ways we can become even better. Every offseason let’s get better,” Pelinka said, via Dave McMenamin οf ESPN.

Schroder is expected to be the starting point guard of the Lakers next season.