Free agent guard Dennis Schroeder He is finalizing a one-year, $2.64 million deal with the Los Angeles Lakers, his agent, Mark Bartelstein, of Advance Sports told ESPN on Friday.

Lakers general manager Rob Pelinka and new coach Darwin Hamm have arrived Russell Westbrook Sources told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski that they plan to sign the former guard for the team’s 14th roster spot in recent days.

Schroder averaged 15.4 points and nearly 6 rebounds during his 2020-21 campaign with the Lakers and turned down an $80 million extension at the time.

He later took off in free agency, but eventually signed a one-year, $5.9 million contract with the Boston Celtics. Schroder averaged 14.4 points and 4.2 assists in 29 minutes per game for the Celtics before being traded to the Houston Rockets. Daniel Theis. He played just 15 games for the Rockets.

Schroder, who turned 29 earlier this week, boasts career averages of 14.2 points and 4.7 assists over nine seasons in the NBA.

The news came hours after Schröder and Germany lost to Spain in the EuroBasket 2022 semi-finals. Schröder, who led all scorers with 30 points in Friday’s game, played a key role in Germany’s deep EuroBasket run, beating Poland to clinch the bronze medal.

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