Dennis Schroder struggled during his first season with the Los Angeles Lakers. After a solid year with Oklahoma City, where Schroder was in the running for Sixth Man Of The Year, the Lakers traded for him during the offseason. Schroder was seen as a replacement for Rajon Rondo, someone who could come in when LeBron James and Anthony Davis rested and coordinate the offense. And while he had a modest start, he encountered struggles in the second half of the season.
Schroder kept Laker fans on edge by not signing a contract extension during the course of the season, thinking he could leverage more after a solid run in the playoffs. However, that never happened, as the Los Angeles Lakers crashed out of the NBA Playoffs in the first round. Schroder was especially poor during their series against the Phoenix Suns and has hurt his chances of getting the big payday that he was looking for.