During the middle of last season, Dennis Schroder turned down an four-year, $84 million contract extension offer from the Lakers.

Schroder claimed money was not the reason in his exit interview. That was clearly a lie. That according to Armin Andres, VP of the German Basketball Federation, who explained Schroder is not playing for the German National Team because it was too expensive for the federation to insure what Schroder wants in a new contract.