Dennis Schroder may attempt to play for Germany in the Tokyo Olympics weeks ahead of his highly-anticipated foray into unrestricted free agency. Last month, Schroder indicated that his hopes of landing a $100-$120 million deal would prevent him from playing in the Olympics due to insurance policy issues.
However, he told Zeit Online that he hopes to join the team after attending every one of Germany’s games during the Olympic qualifying tournament in Split, Croatia. Germany sealed their spot in the Olympic field on July 4.
The country has not competed in the Summer Games since Beijing in 2008 when they finished 10th.
Here’s his quote to Zeit, (via Silver Screen and Roll):
“If there is a possibility, then that would of course be great … I’m always available, but my situation is not that easy. But I hope we can sort that out by then. My agent has to do his job now. The German national team has done its job, let’s see.”
The German Basketball Federation’s — cash-strapped due to the pandemic — initial offer of $10 million in insurance did not satisfy the guard. Apparently, Schroder has changed his mind.