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Dennis Schroder explains why he couldn’t make the difference for the Lakers last season

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Dennis Schroder recently talked about what went wrong during his time with the Los Angeles Lakers last season.

The veteran guard spent one season with the Lakers, but couldn’t make the difference for the 17-time NBA champions. After failing to agree to a contract extension, he left the team and went on to sign with the Boston Celtics.

Schroder admitted joining the Lakers wasn’t the best decision he made, as he believes he was not the ‘right fit’ for the franchise. “To play with AD and LeBron. It was an honor to play with them and see every single day how they work and how they do things on the court, off the court, it’s just a blessing. It’s the reason I’m grateful that I’ve seen it. But for me, personally, it wasn’t the right fit.

That’s the reason I was hesitating a little bit. The way I played is not how Dennis played over his whole career in the NBA. So that’s the reason I was like, ‘Okay, I have to see how it’s going next.’ That’s the reason why I even didn’t talk to the organization and said, ‘Listen, we can talk about (the contract) after the season. I want to concentrate during the season to finish it.’

Now, in the situation I’m in, I think I’m 100 percent comfortable so far. You feel the appreciation, you feel the organization is trying to help you, your family, your friends, or whatever. It’s been great so far. I mean, this is all I wanted. I think we can accomplish something big here,” Schroder told MassLive’s Brian Robb.

Dennis Schroder and the Lakers finished seventh in the West last season. They went on to lose to the Phoenix Suns in the first round of the playoffs. This year, he has played in 26 games with Boston, averaging 17.5 points, 3.6 rebounds and 4.9 assists.

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