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NBA Playoffs – Dennis Schröder affirms: wants to stay with the Los Angeles Lakers

by archyde

Dennis Schröder will become a free agent in the summer, but the German international turned down an initial offer from the Los Angeles Lakers. After losing the first round against the Phoenix Suns, the point guard confirmed that he wanted to stay with the Lakers.

“I’ll work my ass off in the offseason, come back and give it my all,” Schröder said after the Suns were eliminated. “I want to win a championship here,” the German international continued. “I’m playing here with the best basketball player in the world, I can’t wait to try again.”

As recently as March, Schröder had reportedly turned down a four-year, $84 million contract extension, possibly with the ulterior motive that he could get more money in the summer. However, Schröder now emphasized that he would not worry about the money in the free agency. “Anyone who knows me knows that’s not my point. It’s supposed to be fair. If everything goes well, we’ll try again next year.”

Schröder then also explained why he hadn’t signed a new contract long ago. “It’s my eighth season in the NBA and I want to make my own decision for the first time (…). The Lakers are a great organization with the two best players in the world.”

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