Lakers guard Dennis Schroder’s plan after Montrezl Harrell gets $25,000 penalty
After the Lakers’ 110-104 loss to the Miami Heat on Thursday, Schroder was made aware that the reigning Sixth Man of the Year was penalized for his role in a brawl versus the Toronto Raptors earlier this week.
Since Trez was only sticking up for him at the time, the German playmaker vowed to shoulder the penalty, per Michael Corvo of ClutchPoints.
Dennis Schroder seemed to learn in his postgame Zoom that Montrezl Harrell was fined $25,000 for having his back (leading to an ejection) vs. Tampa on Tuesday.
"We gonna take care of that. He had my back. We gonna take care of that for sure."
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Tempers flared in the Lakers’ road game against the Raptors at Amalie Arena when OG Anunoby tossed Schroder to the ground during a fracas in the first quarter. Harrell, of course, did not let that one slide, as he immediately went after the Raptors swingman while also engaging in a shoving match with Gary Trent Jr.
Multiple players got called for technical fouls, while Harrell and Anunoby were ejected. Trez was not the only one who got fined by the league, as Anunoby was also subjected to a $30,000 penalty.
Interestingly enough, Raptors guards DeAndre’ Bembry and Fred VanVleet were the ones suspended for one game for leaving the bench during the altercation. The same goes for Lakers guard Talen Horton-Tucker who was only trying to pacify the situation.
Schroder’s generous gesture, meanwhile, just speaks to the Purple and Gold’s chemistry right now. Harrell and Schroder, after all, both joined the Lakers in the offseason and have been a huge part of their success this season.