Dennis Schroder makes telling admission regarding his future with Lakers in aftermath of extension rumors

Robert Marvi
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Earlier on Friday, it was reported that Los Angeles Lakers guard Dennis Schroder recently turned down a contract extension, and that he’s in ongoing talks with the organization for an extension.

The German native, however, did give a hint about his future with the team.

Schroder was acquired last month from the Oklahoma City Thunder in return for veteran wing Danny Green and a draft pick. The guard had a stellar 2019-20 campaign, averaging 18.9 points a game while finishing as a prime candidate for the NBA’s Sixth Man of the Year.

As long as he’s a Laker, he will play a key role in helping to conserve the workload of a soon-to-be 36-year-old LeBron James in order to keep him fresh and perhaps extend his prime.

Schroder will also provide the team with a legit third scoring option while making its vaunted fast break even deadlier with his speed and quickness.

In L.A.’s 138-115 rout of the Dallas Mavericks on Christmas Day, he posted a very efficient 18 points and six assists in just 25 minutes of game action.

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Robert is a native of Santa Monica, Calif., and a graduate of the University of California, Santa Barbara. He has been an avid NBA fan since he was a little kid in the mid '90s and fell in love with the Nick Van Exel-led Lakers teams. He truly cherishes the Kobe Bryant-era of Lakers basketball and the five world championships that came with it, and is looking forward to the team's next NBA title.