There’s betting on yourself; then there’s fumbling a major bag.
In the middle of the last season, Dennis Schröder was looking for a contract somewhere in the neighborhood of $100 million -$120 million. However, teams thought his stock wasn’t quite that high, and it was rumored that he was offered a four-year $84 million extension with the Lakers, who were fresh off a championship.
Schröder wasn’t happy with the offer, so he denied it, which turned out to be a terrible idea because he ended up with a one-year $5.9 million stint with the Boston Celtics. While many claimed Schröder missed out on a ton of money, he took time during the Celtics Media Day to clarify some of the details regarding the story.
“The Lakers told us we are not talking during the season, and at the end of the day, I never had that contract in front of me,” Schröder said during Celtics media day. “That’s one thing. But they wanted to talk and at the end of the day, me and my agent decided not to sign their contract.”
The 28-year-old went on to explain that it’s not just about the money because he could have put in more effort while teamed with King James.
“At the end of the day, I feel like for me, personally, I got to be comfortable in the environment I’m in,” Schröder told Boston.com. “I love the Lakers organization, and they did great things, but I think for me, and this is just business, I don’t think I fit in 100 percent. You play with LeBron and AD, that’s two of the best players in the NBA, and I don’t think I gave them everything that I bring to the table.”
The young player’s trying to prove himself as a member of the Celtics and hopes another lucrative contract is in his future.
Twitter Reacts To Dennis Schroeder's New Celtics Contract
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When Jayson Tatum see Schroder at the Celtics facility pic.twitter.com/kgR7AUeQZ5— Josiah Johnson (@KingJosiah54) August 10, 2021
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Robert Horry didn’t hold back on how he feels about Dennis Schröder 😳— The Laker Files (@LakerFiles) August 6, 2021
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Dennis Schroeder’s agent trying to explain to him why he turned down 84 million and hasn’t gotten a callback from a team pic.twitter.com/pGW0XHiICj— Carlos Icy (@IcyChriston3) August 4, 2021
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Dennis Schroeder tryna walk in the locker room when the season start— soulja slim. (@_Rockettscience) August 6, 2021
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Dennis Schröder: We looking good for the next season.— Jimmy Wang (@jcurry336) August 4, 2021
The Lakers: pic.twitter.com/sXpQCmFUiD
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Isaiah Thomas to Dennis Schroeder during FA…. pic.twitter.com/fDaIeh6UYj— What Klay Say?... (@Klay_Says) August 4, 2021
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Dennis Schroeder tryna get the Lakers attention again pic.twitter.com/LUIR3IwdoM— The Hood Therapist (@OhhMar24) August 6, 2021
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Dennis Schroder, turns dwn 4yrs 84 mil guaranteed from the Lakers only to accept 1yr 5.9 mil from Celtics. He should fire his agent or himself, but someone must go. Talk about fumbling a bag. 🤦🏾♂️🤦🏾♂️🤦🏾♂️— shannon sharpe (@ShannonSharpe) August 10, 2021
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Dennis Schroder:— DraftKings (@DraftKings) August 10, 2021
Rejects 4 year, $84M from Lakers
Offered 1 year, $5.9M from Celtics pic.twitter.com/yVzrKLG8KC
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Elle Duncan's reaction to Dennis Schröder signing a 1 year deal in Boston after turning down the Lakers offer pic.twitter.com/KsEucwWbs2— Internet #BlackLivesMatter (@cjzero) August 10, 2021
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Dennis Schroeder at the Lakers' front office apologizing for turning down that contract offer: pic.twitter.com/F5jeG8mU8N— Fantasy Dave.. (@DaveAGrady) August 3, 2021
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Praying for that man Dennis Schroder’s mental health.— Barflaan Tedoe 🇱🇷 (@The_Barftender) August 10, 2021
I lost 20$ the other day and couldn’t breathe. Can only imagine what he’s going through
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