There has been a flurry of activity in BA free agency, with a number of notable players recently agreeing to new contracts or joining new baseball teams.
Dennis Schroder is a Player Who has been Overlooked So Far.
It’s common knowledge that the German-born guard turned down a $84 million contract extension offered by the Los Angeles Lakers.
At first, it appeared as though Schroder would receive what he believed he deserved.
The assumption here is that he and the Lakers were legitimate title contenders last year.
The Lakers, as most people know, were eliminated from the NBA playoffs in the first round after losing to the Utah Jazz. In addition to that, many people had qualms about the 27-year-old leadership.
Lakers star Earvin “Magic” Johnson had the most notable response. After hearing the German on AM 570 in Los Angeles in June, he formed the opinion that he did not have a winning attitude.
It appears that no team has made an offer to Schroder as of this writing. In these situations, when teams are striving to maximise their pay cap, time is of the essence.
Several Lakers fans have been keeping tabs on Schroder’s precarious position of waiting.
They all poked fun at the German, with some even editing photos to make it look like he put the point guard for the Los Angeles Lakers back into his #17 jersey.
If you look at his real account, you’ll see that the picture he posted is actually a meme.
Some others then joined, largely to joke about whether or not the $84 million deal was still on the table.
Even if he does come back, he probably won’t change his mind about signing the deal.
A team would be foolish to overlook Schroder this upcoming season. However, the German may have to accept the possibility that he will be paid less than he expects.