Dennis Schroder makes strong statement on future with Lakers
The Los Angeles Lakers just went from fighting for their playoff lives to answering questions on their future. The shifts spares nobody once your team gets ousted. Just ask Damian Lillard, who instantly drew fan speculation on his future with the Portland Trail Blazers.
Being arguably the most popular franchise in the league, the Lakers are basically under a microscope at all times as they head towards an offseason with a ton of question marks.
One huge point of emphasis will be the future of starting point guard, Dennis Schroder. The Lakers star had previously turned down a 4-year, $84 million extension. Schroder spoke to the media moments after LA was eliminated by the Phoenix Suns in Game 6.
“We’re going to be back. I’mma work my a– off to come back here, to give everything because we owe them fans one,” Schroder said. “I want to win a championship. I’mma work my a– off this summer and come back and be me.”
Schroder spoke further on whether or not there was any friction between him and the Lakers franchise. There was speculation regarding the guard’s contentment with his role and why exactly he declined the huge extension he was offered. Dennis Schroder makes it clear – he wants to be back.
“Lakers they didn’t do nothing to me, they’re great, got the top two players in the league. Everybody in the locker room is great. So at the end of the day, like I said, I want to be here and win a championship. That’s not even a question. And it wasn’t about money because everybody who knows it’s not about money either. Of course you want to be fair. But at the end of the day not everything is about money for me and my family. At the end of the day if everything’s good, we’re going to come back and win a championship next year.”