Since joining the Los Angeles Lakers this past offseason, Dennis Schroder has become and important part of the team. The 27-year-old German point guard has started in all of his 37 games for the Purple & Gold. Most recently, he had 22 points, along with 4 rebounds and 7 assists, helping the Lakers maintain their winning streak.
As it is 100 days since Schroder came to Los Angeles from the Oklahoma City, head coach Frank Vogel was asked to evaluate how he he has done so far for the Lakers.
“I think it’s going great,” Vogel said after the Lakers defeated the Hornets. “We hope he’s happy here. Our guys really like him. Our coaching staff’s really really enjoying coaching him. He’s got a great energy about him, a great spirit and a great competitive fire that he brings to our team on both sides of the ball. His ability to attack the paint and what he does for us defensively. He’s off to a great start as a Laker.”
Vogel also spoke on the importance Schroder, especially in absence of Anthony Davis. “We saw what we did when AD was out and Dennis was out. We struggled when the two of them were out.
Obviously it’s tough to make up for the absence of Anthony Davis but when you have a guy like Dennis that can really compete on both sides of the ball. He’s been vital since he’s come back. I’m not sure what our record is exactly but since he came back from the health and safety protocols I think our record’s pretty good and he’s an important piece of that.”
This season Schroder is averaging 14.8 points, 3.4 rebounds and 4.7 assists per game for the reigning NBA champions.