Dennis Schroder made headlines when he signed with the Boston Celtics, but it surely wasn’t concerning the cash he gained. It was for the cash he misplaced.
Final season, the guard turned down a four-year, $84 million contract extension supply from the Los Angeles Lakers so as to turn into an unrestricted free agent and pursue an even bigger deal.
In a free company class that starred Kawhi Leonard, Kyle Lowry and DeMar DeRozan, Schroder’s woes had been a well-documented storyline this offseason.
Following an underwhelming postseason efficiency and receiving little curiosity from NBA groups through the summer time, he ended up signing a one 12 months take care of Boston for the $5.9 million taxpayer mid-level exception.
It’s fairly a far cry from the supply he rejected, however Schroder remains to be sport about it.
On Wednesday, Schroder put up an Instagram post to have a good time his twenty eighth birthday and poked enjoyable at his sizable pay reduce.
“I am gonna do that one time!” Schroder wrote. “Insert your finest ‘fumbled the bag’ joke right here. It is my birthday so let’s get this over with and get again to enterprise.”
Schroder had many supporters in his feedback part. Some notable ones included Ben Simmons and Australian tennis participant — and Celtic fan — Nick Kyrgios.
Milwaukee Bucks guard George Hill commented, “You continue to blessed bro head up chin up def will bounce again.”
The Lakers acquired Schroder in a commerce with the Oklahoma Metropolis Thunder ultimately 12 months’s NBA draft in alternate for Danny Inexperienced and a 2020 first-round choose. By his 61 video games with Los Angeles, Schroder averaged 15.4 factors and 5.8 assists as a starter.
He’ll look to fill the outlet at level guard for the Celtics after the group traded Kemba Walker to the Thunder this offseason.
This story comprises reporting from ESPN’s Tim Bontemps.