Dennis Schroder emerged as one of the biggest losers of free agency this summer after he decided to sign a $5.9 million deal with the Boston Celtics. That’s still a lot of money, but unfortunately for the 27-year-old combo guard, this is merely a fraction of the Los Angeles Lakers’ $84 million extension offer that he decided to turn down.
Portland Trail Blazers star CJ McCollum has weighed in on the issue, and in his mind, McCollum believes that his Lakers debacle will only serve to motivate Schroder for the upcoming season:
“He’s in a situation where he’s playing on a one-year deal,” said McCollum on the latest episode of his Pull Up podcast, via Orel Dizon of Lakers Daily. “He’s got a lot to prove. Now, he’s probably angry. He’s probably a little frustrated at the situation, but also motivated.”