The Celtics are rumored to have offered Lakers point guard, Dennis Schroder, to a one-year deal on the mid-level exception. This potential deal may also include a player-option in the second year to provide more stability for Schroder. Boston was showing interest in the point guard all week so an offer seemed imminent.
The mid-level exception would amount to 9.5 million on a one-year deal for Schroder. This amount falls well short of his previous Lakers offer, which was reported to be $84 million over four years.
Schroder is reported to have very few options left in free agency. This bodes well for the Celtics who are not looking to take on a big contract. Outside of money, Boston can provide a good situation for a veteran point guard.
The Celtics have elite wing talent with the all-star duo of Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown. A point guard to fill the void of Kemba Walker on a cheap deal would fit perfectly with their team needs. They would have a capable defender in Schroder, and maintain flexibility for the 2022 free agency window, where the Celtics will reportedly make a big push for all-star Bradley Beal.
If Schroder does not find a contract with a big payout, it seems very likely he will suit up in green for next season.
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