The Los Angeles Lakers continued to show their desire to reinforce the squad for the defense of the championship, welcoming Dennis Schroder from the Oklahoma City Thunder. After the NBA Draft 2020 event took place yesterday morning, the Los Angeles Lakers officially announced the exchange they have been cooking for many long days.
The 2020 NBA champion officially has the service of defender Dennis Schroder, who finished second in the race to the Sixth Man of The Year title and has just had the best season of his career with the Oklahoma City Thunder shirt.
In the opposite direction, OKC will receive a round 1 pick in 2020, the rate where the Lakers have chosen striker Jaden McDaniels from Washington.
Thunder also received veteran AD carry Danny Green
However, the pitcher was traded to the Philadelphia 76ers. Along with this information, the Los Angeles Lakers said goodbye to Quinn Cook, a backup defender who rarely played but brought great value in the dressing room of the team.
On the field, Dennis Schroder will be an extremely reasonable choice for the Los Angeles Lakers, especially when this team has just broken up with Rajon Rondo, who has decided to leave and become a free player.
Schroder is a German defender with a diverse ability to play. He can both score himself and create opportunities for his teammates thanks to his impressive tactical vision and good passing skills. Last season, Dennis appeared in 65 Regular Season matches for Oklahoma City Thunder, averaging 18.9 points with four assists and 3.6 rebounds per game.
In parallel, Schroder also has a 39% 3PT long-throw rate and quite average defense for the outer positions. Since the beginning of 2020, the Lakers have targeted Schroder to reinforce the squad and improve the championship. They have been contacting the Oklahoma City Thunder since early February to cook the trade ahead of the Trade Deadline.
According to some information on the sidelines, the Lakers neighbor team LA Clippers is one of the top destinations for Rajon Rondo. With the selection of Dennis Schroder, Los Angeles Lakers has a plan for the possibility that Rondo is “stolen” in the free player market.