Dennis Schroder is a player who has been traded twice in the past year, and he’s on his way to being traded again. The Atlanta Hawks are reportedly shopping him to the New York Knicks for Enes Kanter, Doug McDermott, and a second round pick. If that deal goes through, Dennis Schroder would be heading to the Chicago Bulls for Cameron Payne, Anthony Morrow, Joffrey Lauvergne, and Jose Calderon.
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Dennis Schroder’s contract with the Los Angeles Lakers is up for renewal. If they don’t, GM Rob Pelinka will consider a sign-and-trade for the 27-year-old point guard rather than losing him for nothing.
After all, everything is conceivable in the sign-and-trade age.
Schroder’s re-signing may cost the Lakers between $20 and $25 million each season. Anything more than $20 million would be an overpayment in comparison to other guards earning that much. However, that is allegedly what Dennis wants, and the Lakers — who acquired Schroder in exchange for a first-round selection — may prefer to increase their already-exorbitant luxury tax burden rather than watch him go. They can also always trade him in the future.
As previously stated, the Lakers have a number of down-roster veterans to re-sign, will spend big to re-sign Alex Caruso and Talon Horton-Tucker, and have two big unknowns in Andre Drummond (will either side want to use the taxpayer midlevel exception here?) and Montrezl Harrell ($9.7 million player option). What they do with Schroder is influenced by all of these choices.
On Wednesday, we may have gotten a little into the Lakers’ thoughts re: a Schroder trade. According to Jake Fischer of Bleacher Report, the Lakers are looking at “sign-and-trade opportunities” with Schroder (who they nearly traded in March).
“The point guard seems to be seeking for a larger position and a higher paycheck, something the Lakers don’t appear to be prepared to give… Chicago and New York are expected to be Schroder suitors, according to league sources, and both deals could be done through sign-and-trade… Meanwhile, Los Angeles continues to monitor interest in Kyle Kuzma from other teams…although Schroder has a greater trade value in the NBA.”
The most of it, including the Kuzma trade-gauging, is not new knowledge. Woj and Shams have mentioned the Chicago Bulls and New York Knicks as possible destinations for Dennis the Menace in recent months.
The two noteworthy nuggets are the Lakers’ alleged reluctance to re-sign Schroder rather than overpaying him, and his trade value in comparison to the younger (25), less expensive ($13 million), and more versatile Kuzma.
Schroder had a productive but unimpressive 2020-21 season, and he fell out of favor with the fans and perhaps the club as the season progressed. He’s a ball-stopper rather than a floor general, which showed up in the playoffs and hindered him from really meshing with LeBron and AD. By declining the contract, he may have ruffled some feathers inside the front office, even though he remained effusive about the company (the untimely spell in health and procedures didn’t help).
The newest trade rumors follow claims that the Lakers are looking to improve their third-playmaker position, suggesting that Schroder may be on his way out.
The Lakers are unlikely to re-sign all three free agents, but Pelinka made a point of mentioning Caruso and THT as part of the “core” he wants to retain (Kuzma, too, FWIW).
All things considered, a Schroder sign-and-trade isn’t that difficult to carry off financially, but it would need Schroder’s permission and him to strike an arrangement with any potential trading partner. Fortunately, it seems that the Lakers have identified two teams in large markets with cap flexibility that may be of interest to him.
As they (attempt to) climb the Eastern Conference, the Knicks and Bulls are at various phases of growth. In the backcourt, both sides need playmakers. Schroder enjoyed arguably his greatest season of his career in 2019-20 with the Oklahoma City Thunder under Billy Donovan (18.9 points per game,.534 effective field goal percentage), and his tenacity and grit fit with Tom Thibodeau’s…everything.
Let’s imagine one potential sign-and-trade scenario with each suitor that might make sense for the Lakers just for fun.
For Lauri Markkanen, the Lakers deal Dennis Schroder and a 2027 first-round selection to the Bulls (S&T)
During this free agency season, neither the Bulls nor any other club will have as much cap space as the Knicks. Chicago, on the other hand, might reach $37 million.
The Bulls are looking for a playoff-ready point guard to complement Zach LaVien and Nikola Vucevic, but one who is less score-first and a better shooter would be preferable. (Take, for example, Lonzo Ball.) They already have Coby White, who is 20 years old.
Surprisingly, Chicago seems to have moved on from Lauri Markkanen, who announced he will decline his $9 million option.
The 24-year-old doesn’t offer the Lakers with more playmaking and ball-handling on the perimeter (nor athleticism), but he does bring shooting and space, two areas that Pelinka has said he wants to improve.
In low-volume situations, the Lakers shot a below-average 35.5 percent from three in 2020-21, and under 30 percent in the playoffs. Markkanen’s scoring average was a career low (13.6 PPG) in 2020-21, but he hit his highest mark from beyond the arc (40.2 percent ). Schroder has only had one solid long-range shooting season, hitting 33.5 percent from three last season (38.5 percent in 2019-2o, under Donovan).
The Lakers are looking for players that can help AD and LeBron play more 4 and 5 positions (smart). Markkanen, a 7’0 center, doesn’t quite fit that description, but he would clear the lane and free up AD to play center.
A Markkanen-for-Ball trade was considered in Chicago. If Lonzo leaves, the Lakers may pursue a Schroder deal with the same structure, this time as a sign-and-trade version. The Bulls are unlikely to value Schroder as highly as Lonzo, so the Lakers may have to throw in that 2027 first-round pick — the next one available after this year’s (No. 22).
Another possibility is for the Lakers to trade Schroder for Garrett Temple, Tomas Satoranksy, and a conditional first-round selection in exchange for Garrett Temple, Tomas Satoranksy, and a conditional first-round pick. Neither of them got along with Donovan and may be on the move. Satoranksy is a competent ball-handler, cagey defender, and top-tier locker room person, whereas Temple is a capable ball-handler, cagey defender, and top-tier locker room guy.
Schroder is traded to the Knicks in exchange for Reggie Bullock (S&T) and a first-round selection in 2023.
This summer, the Knicks are more adaptable — and hungry — than any other club in the NBA. New York has accumulated genuine assets, including R.J. Barrett, Immanuel Quickley, Obi Toppin, and many first-round selections, in addition to their $50 million in cap space. Leon Rose is all set to make a splash.
Schroder may simply be absorbed into the Knicks’ space via a trade or by signing him outright. Pelinka should at least ask about Quickley and Toppin while Rose is contemplating the S&T path. More realistically, the Lakers should be content with recouping a first-round choice in exchange for Schroder and acquiring Bullock, a capable two-way wing who would improve L.A.’s shooting, bench, and culture.
Bullock, 30, is a free agent, so he’d have to agree to return to Los Angeles, where he appeared in 19 games after suffering a groin injury in the previous season.
He was fantastic for Thibodeau this season —.442/.410/.909 splits, 60.6 TS percent, 64 double-digit scoring games, 4.6 Win Shares, 0.6 DBPM — and he’ll be rewarded handsomely. It wouldn’t be unusual for him to want a contract between $13-$15 million per year, a number the Lakers would have to match in order to win his approval. (As with Markkanen, persuading guys to compete in Los Angeles with LeBron and AD is not the most difficult task.)
Bullock is competent, although he only plays a supporting part. Schroder has a greater effect. With their ample space, assets, and lack of lead guards, the Knicks may prefer the idea of bringing in a flashy playmaker like Schroder — even to replace Derrick Rose in a Sixth Man role, as Dennis did so well with OKC — before pursuing DeMar DeRozan, Tim Hardaway Jr., Kyle Lowry, Spencer Dinwiddie, and others.
There are still a million factors at play two weeks before free agency, and it’s unknown in what sequence the dominos will fall.
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