Earlier this season, the Los Angeles Lakers offered point guard Dennis Schröder a contract extension worth $84 million over four years, which the 27-year-old rejected in hopes of a larger payday during next month’s free agency period.
While that hope is entirely his right, Schröder and his agency might have to settle in for a long summer as teams dig into his numbers and overall on-court production to identity his contractual worth.
The shooting woes
Schröder’s efficiency this season was exceedingly average, by almost all parameters. His TS% of .543 was below the league average of .572 and he ranked in just the 43rd percentile in jumpshooting, according to Synergy Sports, scoring just 369 points on 382 possessions.
Worsening Schröder’s case is the fact that he ranked in the 37th percentile on runners, in the 39th percentile in general scoring around the basket, and in the 35th percentile on unguarded catch-and-shoots, the latter of which presents a significant problem when playing off stars who command attention, and need reliable open shot-making to optimize their own spacing.
According to NBA.com, Schröder hit just 20% of his pull-up three-point attempts, relying almost exclusively on being set up as a long-range shooter. In fact, just 10 out of his 80 three-pointers were unassisted.