As part of a recent appearance on the MagentaSport podcast, Oklahoma City Thunder point guard Dennis Schroder revealed that he received offers to play for both Los Angeles-based teams; the Lakers and Clippers.
During his appearance, the German-born ball handler noted that he didn't want to go to either team:
“Yes, I have received offers,” Schröder said, via clipsnation.com. “But I never wanted to go to the Lakers, the Clippers, or all the names that my agents have called.”
Schroder has heard his name tossed about in recent trade rumors, yet he remains with the Thunder. The 27-year-old is entering the final year of a four-year extension that will see him earn $15.5 million for the 2020-21 season. Following that campaign, he can become an unrestricted free agent.
The Lakers and Clippers weren't the only teams said to be interested in Schroder. According to several reports, the New York Knicks and Milwaukee Bucks were also said to be kicking the proverbial tires.
“An interesting option to me for a perimeter player, especially if the Thunder are indeed willing to break down would be Dennis Schroder,” ESPN's Brian Windhorst said in a recent episode of his Hoops Collective podcast. “I think he’d be good for them, but I don’t know where Schroder and [Mike Budenholzer] left it in Atlanta.”
Schroder has become a consistent option on the offensive end of the floor, and fans love his gritty style of play on defense. In his 65 appearances last regular season, he turned in averages of 18.9 points on 46.9 percent shooting form the field (38.5 percent from beyond the arc), 4.0 assists and 3.6 rebounds in 18.9 minutes per outing.
Schroder would be a solid acquisition for any team, but it sounds like he's not interested in joining the Lakers or Clippers.