Dennis Schroder became the butt of jokes all over the internet after it was reported that he turned down an $84 million offer from the Los Angeles Lakers before being forced to settle for a $5.9 million mid-level exception with the Boston Celtics. However, the new Beantown guard claims he never actually had such an offer in front of him.
“The Lakers told us we are not talking during the season, and at the end of the day, I never had that contract in front of me,” the German told reporters at Celtics media day, per Boston.com. “That’s one thing. But they wanted to talk and at the end of the day, me and my agent decided not to sign their contract.”
Things didn’t go as planned for Schroder both on and off the court in Los Angeles but he will hope to rebuild his career with the Celtics over the course of the upcoming season. The player insists he has no ill feelings towards the Lakers and is simply happy to be on an NBA team.