Dennis Schroder is in the final year of a four-year, $70 million deal he signed with the Atlanta Hawks back in 2016. He is now with the Los Angeles Lakers and this is his third team since signing the contract. Schroder will be an unrestricted free agent once this year is complete and could be looking for another new NBA home.
Schroder was sent to the Lakers from the Oklahoma City Thunder in the offseason. He was expected to come in and improve the point-guard position for the Lakers and that is exactly what he has done.
Schroder is averaging 15.2 points and 5.4 assists per game this season. He is shooting 43.1% from the field and 34.3% from the three-point line. He has been a starting-caliber point guard for many years and that has continued with the Lakers. When he sits down in free agency, it might not be in Los Angeles.
The Lakers offered Schroder a four-year contract extension worth $90 million. Schroder decided to turn it down and will ultimately test free agency this summer. He is betting on himself and at 27-years-old, that is not a bad option.
There are plenty of teams out there that are looking to upgrade the top of the offense. Schroder could easily get a deal worth upwards of $100 million over five years. This is the deal he is looking for and that is the market for the position.
Once free agency hits, it will not be surprising to see many teams after Schroder. Here are three teams that could have serious interest in the offseason.