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Guard Dennis Schroder headed back to Los Angeles Lakers

Mar 25, 2022; Portland, Oregon, USA; Houston Rockets guard Dennis Schroder (17) tries to get past Portland Trail Blazers guard Keon Johnson (6) during the second half of the game at Moda Center. The Rockets won 125-106. Mandatory Credit: Steve Dykes-USA TODAY Sports
Credit: Steve Dykes-USA TODAY Sports

Veteran guard Dennis Schroder is on the verge of rejoining the Los Angeles Lakers, according to multiple reports on Friday.

Schroder’s agent, Mark Bartelstein of Priority Sports, reportedly told ESPN that they are finalizing a one-year, $2.64 million deal with the Lakers.

Schroder, who turned 29 on Thursday, played for the Lakers during the 2020-21 season and infamously turned down an extension reportedly worth $84 million over four years.

Schroder ended up signing a one-year, $5.9 million with the Boston Celtics as a free agent. He averaged 14.4 points and 4.2 assists in 49 games with Boston before he was traded to the Houston Rockets.

He averaged 10.9 points and 5.9 assists in 15 games for Houston.

During his season with the Lakers, Schroder averaged 15.4 points and 5.8 assists in 61 games.

Overall, Schroder is averaging 14.2 points and 4.7 assists in 621 games (267 starts) over nine seasons with the Atlanta Hawks (2013-18), Oklahoma City Thunder (2018-20, Lakers, Celtics and Rockets.

–Field Level Media