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Dennis Schroder reveals sky-high asking price to re-sign with Lakers

Fansided logo Fansided 6/30/2021 William E. Ricks
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Dennis Schroder has named his price to return to the Los Angeles Lakers.

The Los Angeles Lakers have a lot to do in this upcoming offseason. They have to get stars LeBron James and Anthony Davis back to 100 percent after they battled injuries throughout the 2020-21 season and postseason. They also have to build the team around them, and a key player they should consider re-signing is Dennis Schroder. However, the pending free agent's asking price may price him out of returning to the Lakers.

Schroder played well in the regular season, helping the team stay afloat while James and Davis dealt with their ailments. However, an underwhelming playoff series has sparked questions around his ability to thrive in purple and gold. He made it clear he wants to return to LA, and the Lakers don't have many options outside of him because of their limited finances.

If Los Angeles wants to bring back Schroder for another run, it could cost them a pretty penny.

Dennis Schroder $100 million demand to return to Lakers

There is no question that Dennis Schroder is a talented player. When he is aggressive, his quickness allows him to beat defenders, which leads to scoring and playmaking opportunities for him and others. However, his reported demands for his next contract aren't cheap and could pose a problem for LA.

The 27-year old point guard has communicated that he wants a contract in the range of $100-$120 million, according to The Lakers offered Schroder a four-year, $84 million contract extension during the regular season, but he turned it down. With his new asking price, it could prohibit the team from re-signing him. So does LA believe Schroder is worth his asking price? Looking at his last season, the answer could be yes or no.

Armin Andres, Vice President of the German Basketball Federation, also mentioned that Schroder's desire to secure a lucrative deal is why he decided not to represent Germany in the upcoming Olympics, according to The impending free agent is looking for a big deal, but questions still remain whether he's deserving of such a hefty payday.


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