Sources: Schroder to Celts on 1-year, $5.9M deal

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Free-agent level guard Dennis Schroder is headed to the Boston Celtics, he introduced Tuesday on his Instagram account.

The deal is for one yr and can be for the $5.9 million exception, sources instructed ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.

Schroder, 27, turned down the utmost extension the Los Angeles Lakers have been eligible to supply the purpose guard through the common season, price north of $80 million, to pursue a extra profitable deal come the summer time.

Since that point, the Lakers had explored commerce choices involving Schroder after seeing their repeat championship bid fall nicely brief after getting bounced within the first spherical by the Phoenix Suns.

Schroder averaged an underwhelming 14.3 factors on 40 p.c taking pictures (30.8 p.c from 3) and a pair of.8 assists within the sequence, as he returned to the Lakers lineup with simply two video games remaining within the common season after a bout with COVID-19 that sidelined him for 2 weeks down the stretch run of the season.

Lakers vp of basketball operations and normal supervisor Rob Pelinka made it clear that L.A. had curiosity in holding Schroder round, nonetheless imperfect his match might need been in his first yr with the franchise.

“There’s quite a lot of various things we’ll have to guage there, however Dennis is a beautiful participant to us simply due to what he brings to the desk,” Pelinka stated in early June.

ESPN’s Dave McMenamin contributed to this report.

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