During his introductory press conference on Monday, the newly acquired Los Angeles Lakers guard Dennis Schroder told reporters that he plans to start at point guard this upcoming season to allow point forward LeBron James to play off-the-ball more, via Silver Screen and Roll:
“I did this off the bench stuff already for two years with OKC. I think I will try to move forward, and I think with AD and LeBron, I can be helpful as a starter at the PG position so that LeBron don’t have so much stuff in his mind.
“I can bring it up, call a set play or whatever, and put him in a position to score. I think, for him to play off the ball, it’s great, and I think it’s the reason why they brought me in. I think we’re going to fit perfectly,” Schroder said.
Hear what the three-time Super Bowl Champion and Pro Football Hall of Famer Shannon Sharpe have to say about Dennis Schroder’s comments:
Last season, Schroder averaged 18.9 points, 4.0 assists, and 3.6 rebounds in 65 games (two starts). He shot 46.9 percent from the field, 38.5 percent from deep, and 83.9 percent from the free-throw line.