In the first couple of days of free agency, the Los Angeles Lakers completely overhauled their roster in hopes of getting back into championship contention in 2021-22.
The big move, of course, was trading for Russell Westbrook to pair the former MVP with LeBron James and Anthony Davis. One of the Lakers’ biggest weaknesses last season was their shooting though, so Rob Pelinka did a solid job of addressing that by bringing in plus shooters like Wayne Ellington, Malik Monk, Kent Bazemore, Kendrick Nunn and Carmelo Anthony.
With so many new additions though, that means that a number of players from last year’s roster won’t be back with the team. One of those likely is Dennis Schroder as the point guard notably turned down a four-year, $84 million extension with the Lakers during the season and then was reportedly seeking $100 million in free agency.
Unfortunately for Schroder though, cap space around the league has largely dried up so it is hard to see him getting anywhere close to that number.