Former Atlanta Hawks guard may get his wish with the Lakers

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Former Atlanta Hawks guard Dennis Schroder is currently tearing it up in Europe. He is trying to lead the German national team to glory in the EuroBasket tournament. He is currently one of the best free agents left on the market with most teams already having full rosters.

Earlier in the offseason, Schroder tweeted that he wanted to run it back with the King, LeBron James. Unfortunately, the NBA has been in a holding pattern as teams try and figure out if they have the resources to trade for Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving, or Donovan Mitchell.

Now that two of these three players appear to be staying with their original team, the Brooklyn Nets, the free agent market may open up again. Mitchell is still not a done deal but he does not seem to be holding the market to ransom the way that the other two were.

Former Atlanta Hawks guard Dennis Schroder is looking to re-sign with the Lakers.

Former Hawks guard Schroder became a member of the Lakers franchise for the first time after he was traded by the OKC Thunder for Danny Green and Jaden McDaniels. He played for the Lakers for a season, the one after they won the title and the team struggled, not due to Schroder who played reasonably well.

However, due to negotiation difficulties, Schroder left big money on the table before signing with the Boston Celtics. He was then traded mid-season to the Houston Rockets who then decided not to re-sign the veteran.

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Thanks to the Lakers still having their big three of Russell Westbrook, James, and Anthony Davis they are already over the luxury cap. If they can trade one of these three players then Schroder has a chance to get paid again. However, it is more likely that the Lakers sign Schroder on a minimum deal. This could be the only way that the former Atlanta Hawks guard stays in the league.