When ex-Atlanta Hawks guard Dennis Schroder hits the floor, things tend to happen. Apart from one incident with the OKC Thunder that resulted in their two-way player Deonte Burton being disciplined, there have been very few bad things said about the German star.
If you watched any of his games in the most recent EuroBasket tournament, you would understand just how well he can run a team. In fact, the Germans were only knocked out by the second-best team in the world, Spain, in the semi-finals.
A big reason for this was the fact that Schroder was huge for the Germans all tournament. It is likely that he will be named the MVP of the tournament, such was his influence on the German team. He used this platform to garner a one-year deal with the Los Angeles Lakers and LeBron James is happy.
Ex-Atlanta Hawks guard gets love from The King on Instagram.
The King showed how he feels about Schroder on his Instagram feed. He said that he was so happy to have Schroder back. Click here to see the full story. However, this is no surprise that James is excited to have the speedy point guard back. They were a team that struggled without him last season.
In the 61 games that Schroder played for the Lakers, he averaged 15.4 points, 5.8 assists, 3.5 rebounds, and 1.1 steals in 32.1 minutes per game. He was seen as an upgrade over Danny Green and yet the team went backward. This was not the fault of Schroder, rather it was an injury crisis that the team had to endure.
Anthony Davis missed half of the season, playing only 36 games. On top of that, James missed 27 games. It is very hard to be competitive when the two players that the team is built around miss so much of the season.
However, now that Schroder is back, hopefully for the Lakers’ sake they can stay healthy. Then we will at least get a decent idea of where they sit in the standings moving forward.