Los Angeles Lakers fans were ruthless towards Dennis Schroder for turning down a contract offer with the team.
The Los Angeles Lakers believed they found their point guard of the future in Dennis Schroder in a trade with the Oklahoma City Thunder. During the season, the Lakers reportedly offered Schroder a four-year, $84 million contract extension, which was declined by the guard. In hindsight, that might have been a mistake.
A full day after the NBA free agency negotiations window opened up, Schroder has yet to agree to terms with a team for the 2021-22 season. Lakers fans decided to take some time out of their day to roast the guard on Twitter.
Lakers fans roast Dennis Schroder for declining contract offer
As soon as the window opened up on Monday at 6:00 p.m. ET, top free agent point guards in Kyle Lowry and Lonzo Ball agreed to terms with the Miami Heat and Chicago Bulls respectively in separate sign-and-trade deals. Schroder still remains on the open market.
The Lakers acquired Schroder last offseason by sending Danny Green and the draft rights to Jaden McDaniel to the Thunder. In 61 regular-season games, Schroder averaged 15.4 points, 5.8 assists and 3.5 rebounds while shooting 43.7-percent from the field and 33.5-percent from the three-point line. Schroder then averaged 14.3 points, 3.0 rebounds and 2.8 assists while posting a field-goal percentage of 40.0 in Los Angeles’ first-round playoff series against the Phoenix Suns.
With Schroder entering free agency, the Lakers decided to make the big splash move to acquire star point guard and triple-doubles machine Russell Westbrook in a trade with the Washington Wizards. Not only that, but the team also agreed to terms with the likes of Carmelo Anthony, Dwight Howard, Kendrick Nunn, Trevor Ariza, Malik Monk and Kent Bazemore in free agency.
Schroder will end up on a team at some point this offseason, but it is uncertain if he will get an offer similar to what the Lakers put on the table in the middle of the 2020-21 campaign.