Andre Drummond, Dennis Schroder
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Dennis Schroder was questionable for the Los Angeles Lakers against the Utah Jazz but before the game his status changed to available and he was also included in the starting five.

The German point-guard played 39 minutes against the Western Conference leaders as he scored 25 points, grabbed 6 rebounds and dished 8 assists.

After the Andre Drummond, who led the scoring for the Lakers with 27 points, was asked about what it’s like playing alongside Schroder.

“Dennis is a competitor,” he said. “I’ve played against Dennis his whole career. I’ve got a chance to watch him and play against him and he’s always been that way his whole career. And to be his teammate now I see it firsthand.

“He’s an incredible player. He doesn’t give up, he plays every possession like it’s his last. Defensively he’s far more advanced than people give him credit for. He’s incredible defensively. He’s great on both ends of the court.”

Schroder is averaging 15.2 points, 3.4 rebounds and 5.4 assists per game in his first season with the reigning NBA champions.