On Tuesday evening, Schroder took to Instagram to announce his signing with the Boston Celtics.
“I’m proud to announce that for the 2021-22 season I’ll be playing with the Boston Celtics! This is one of the best franchises in NBA history and it will be a honour to put on the green and white and do what I love,” Schroder wrote. “I’m going out there every night and leaving it all on the floor for the city!! Who’s ready?!”
While nearing the end of his first season with the Lakers, Schroder was reportedly offered a four-year, $84 million contract extension, per ESPN’s Brian Windhorst. The eighth-year veteran shocked the NBA world by turning this lucrative offer down.
Schroder’s one-year deal with the Celtics is set to earn him $5.9 million in 2021-22 — far less than he could’ve made in Los Angeles.
The NBA world took to Twitter to react to this big-time signing.
I’m glad Dennis Schroder finally landed somewhere. He didn’t work out with the Lakers, but he was too good to be out there this long. Hopefully he can get back on track and land a bigger deal next time. https://t.co/eBSadLrJF7
— Britni Danielle (@BritniDWrites) August 10, 2021
After the number of slanderous tweets we sent his way, Lakers fans just have to accept the 27/6/11 (4/6 from 3pt) he will have when the Celtics play at Staples next season. https://t.co/Qklo6o4aVP
— Lewis Kay (@lewiskay) August 10, 2021
Nice depth for Boston! 👍🏾 https://t.co/F35Fbpt4Mm
— Brian White (@actorbrianwhite) August 10, 2021
— Shlomo Sprung (@SprungOnSports) August 10, 2021
Lmao he really turned down 84 million from the Lakers just to end up signing 5.9 mill for the Celtics 😂😂😂 https://t.co/re1ba8ltjp
— blackisdylan (@blackisdylan) August 10, 2021
— Il Mago for MVP 🍝 (@CoachChallenged) August 10, 2021
Schroder averaged 15.4 points and 5.8 assists per game with the Lakers this past season. Instead of taking the money and staying put in 2021-22, the 27-year-old PG will try to show his worth on a one-year prove-it deal in Boston — looking to make even more in 2022 free agency.
The Lakers filled Schroder’s vacated point guard spot with a trade for Russell Westbrook earlier this month.