Dennis Schroder was given the starting role on the Los Angeles Lakers following his amazing season with the Oklahoma City Thunder as a 6th man. However, the experiment has not worked out, with Dennis Schroder being unable to prevent the Los Angeles Lakers from losing to the Phoenix. It is clear that the fit between Schroder and the team wasn't perfect, and he could perhaps seek out a team where his role is bigger in free agency.

It seems as though the Los Angeles Lakers will have no interest in re-signing Dennis Schroder, due to a disconnect in how the franchise and Schroder himself view his ability. According to NBA insider Marc Stein it seems as though Dennis Schroder views himself as a $100 million player, while the Los Angeles Lakers view him as more of a sixth man.