Boston Celtics are interested in signing former Lakers’ guard Dennis Schroder, who remains available in free agency. Boston has reportedly offered a one-year deal worth $5.9 million, per ESPN‘s Jordan Schultz.
Schultz reports Schroder wants the full $9.5 million Mid-Level Exception to sign a deal with the Celtics. Schroder rejected an $84M contract during his time with the Lakers, as he expected to find a more lucrative deal by entering free agency.
The 27-year-old guard averaged 15.4 points, 3.5 rebounds and 5.8 assists per contest in his lone season with the Los Angeles Lakers.
The Celtics see Schroder as a potential replacement for Kemba Walker, who was traded to OKC in June. In case both sides agree to a deal, the Celtics could also use Schroder as their back up guard behind Marcus Smart.
The German guard was runner-up for Sixth Man of the Year in the 2019/20 regular season, helping the Thunder reach the first round of the playoffs. Schroder could have a similar role in Boston, if he signs with the team.