Dennis Schroder situation gets crucial update from Lakers VP Rob Pelinka
It has been some sort of waiting game for Dennis Schroder if he will remain with the Los Angeles Lakers. He has hinted previously that he still has unfinished business after they fell short in the NBA playoffs in his first season with the squad. Rumors, however, have swirled that he’s on his way out.
But based on the most recent remarks of Lakers vice president of basketball operations Rob Pelinka, it looks like Schroder is here to stay. Pelinka showered praises on the feisty point guard from Germany when asked about his good qualities (via Lakers Nation).
“I think all of us can look at Dennis’ body of work and he is an extreme competitor and that’s on both sides of the ball. He’s hounding guys, picking up players full court, diving for loose balls, bringing that energy on the defensive end, and then of course has the ability to score at the point guard position. So we value just those qualities in him,”Pelinka shared.
The 27-year-old Dennis Schroder plugged in right away with the Lakers, serving as the team’s third scorer behind LeBron James and Anthony Davis. When his two All-Star teammates were out for a long stretch, Schroder was instrumental in helping keep the Lakers afloat.
When asked about bringing Schroder back, Pelinka was a little restrained, but he did offer a positive hint.
“August is August and free agency is a couple months away and there’s a lot of different things we’ll have to evaluate there but Dennis is an attractive player to us just because of what he brings to the table,” Pelinka added.
It looks like it’s gonna be more waiting time for Dennis Schroder.