Schroder back with Lakers on 1-year, $2.6M deal

by Gordon Dixon - Free agent guard Dennis Schroder is returning to the Lakers on a one-year, $2.6 million deal.

Dennis Schroder back with Los Angeles Lakers on one-year, $2.6 million deal, agent says 5:43 PM ET ESPN Free agent guard Dennis Schroder is finalizing a one-year, $2.6 million deal with the Los Angeles Lakers , his agent Mark Bartelstein of Priority Sports told ESPN on Friday. Schroder turned down an extension with the Lakers worth north of $80 million during the 2020-21 season after averaging 15.4 points and nearly six assists in L.A. He later struck out in free agency, however, eventually settling for a one-year deal with the Boston Celtics for $5.9 million. Schroder produced for the Celtics, averaging 14.4 points and 4.2 assists in 29 minutes per game, but was traded to the Houston Rockets in a deal for Daniel Theis . He played just 15 games for the Rockets. Schroder, who turned 29 earlier this week, boasts career averages of 14.2 points and 4.7 assists across nine seasons in the NBA. The news comes hours after Schroder and Germany lost to Spain in a EuroBasket semifinal game. Schroder, who led all scorers with 30 points in Friday's game, played a key part in Germany's deep EuroBasket run and has them in position to earn a bronze medal with a win over Poland.