After missing four games due to health and safety protocols, Dennis Schroder returned to action for the Los Angeles Lakers in a game against the Portland Trail Blazers. The German point guard scored 22 points, grabbed 3 rebounds and dished 2 assists.
But, according the head coach Frank Vogel, Schroder’s biggest impact was on the defensive end. “It’s really a two-way thing,” he said. “He gives us a punch and you make a shot and create a shot when we have a little bit of a drought.
“But what he’s able to do defensively for us every time down the floor whether he’s on the ball or on the weak side. He just has great speed, great defensive tenacity. It really sets the tone for us. I would say that his impact was felt mostly on the defensive end.”