Dennis Schroder ‘almost guarantees’ Lakers repeat, per Metta Sandiford-Artest
The Los Angeles Lakers acquired Dennis Schroder via trade during the offseason, and the veteran guard has worked wonders for the team thus far.
Despite the Lakers only playing three games so far, Metta Sandiford-Artest (formerly Ron Artest and Metta World Peace) believes the addition of Schroder will result in the team repeating as champions.
“Dennis almost guarantees a repeat for the Lakers,” Metta wrote in a now-protected tweet, via Peter Dewey of Lakers Daily. “Please don’t get mad at me. I’m just saying. I’m just a fan watching.”
When Los Angeles lost Rajon Rondo in free agency, the Lakers were going to need someone who could replace him and his ability to orchestrate the offense. With a glaring need at point guard, the Purple and Gold manufactured a trade for Schroder, sending Danny Green to the Oklahoma City Thunder.
In his first three games, Schroder has notched 14.3 points, 6.0 rebounds and 6.0 assists while playing 26 minutes per game. At the same time, he has brought another dimension to the offense while shooting an efficient 47.2 percent from the floor.
Aside from signing Schroder in place of Rondo, the Lakers replaced the likes of Green, Dwight Howard and Javale McGee with Wesley Matthews, Montrezl Harrell and Marc Gasol. The successful offseason that Los Angeles had caught the attention of Damian Lillard, who faces the Lakers on Monday night.
It’s safe to say that Dennis Schroder is now looking to be a remarkable move for the Lakers early in the season. Even though there is still plenty of games to be played, Metta Sandiford-Artest believes his former team will be hoisting the Larry O’Brien trophy again this 2021.