During the ongoing trade window for the NBA 2022 season, the Lakers have joined two point guards, Patrick Beverley and Dennis Schroder, to the roster next to Russell Westbrook. Since then, the comparison between the three-point guards has been inevitable. And recently, some Redditors have been pointing out that Dennis Schroder might just be better than Westbrook in the Lakers setup.
Is Dennis Schroder More Suited For Lakers Than Westbrook?
The Los Angeles Lakers’ 2021–2022 season was a complete disaster due to their failure to earn a spot in the play-in round. The team’s main trio is LeBron James, Anthony Davis, and Russell Westbrook. Therefore, it was expected that the team would make a few roster adjustments to support them. The front staff successfully brought in players like Juan Toscano-Anderson, Lonnie Walker IV, and Patrick Beverley. They also signed Darvin Ham as the new head coach to guide the team.
Their most talked-about recent signing, Dennis Schroder, has generated the greatest buzz on social media. Dennis contributed to Germany winning bronze at the EuroBasket Tournament with an astounding average of 22.1 points and 7.1 assists. His salary? The 6-foot-3 point guard inked a one-year, $2.64 million contract with the Purple & Gold. The squad already had 11 guards on the roster before the addition of Schroder. LA now has a wide range of point guard options with the addition of The Menace.
Skip Bayless, a sports pundit, asserts that the two newest members are more effective than Russ at this stage in his career. He believes that the Lakers acquired the two-point guard so that Westbrook might get some playing time under the new head coach Darvin Ham.
Dennis Schroder Opens Up About His Negotiations With Lakers!
Lonnie Walker IV, Juan Toscano-Anderson, and Damian Jones were all signed by the Los Angeles Lakers in the first few weeks of the summer. And last week, the Lakers agreed to a $2.64 million contract with veteran guard Dennis Schroder.
Now that the news is out, the point guard has revealed that he has been in communication with the Lakers for months. Dennis said that he had spent three months looking for a job with the Lakers. He revealed, “I’ve been talking to the Lakers for the last three months. I knew I was going back, but I wanted to take my time.”
He has recently been taking part in EuroBasket, one of the prestigious basketball competitions run by FIBA. To complement Kendrick Nunn and Patrick Beverley, Schroder will likely start as a reserve for the Lakers. That will provide the team with a genuine ball-handling and distributing guard.