German point guard Dennis Schroder says he has signed a one-year contract with the Boston Celtics , ending a year with the Los Angeles Lakers .
“I am proud to announce that for the 2021-22 season I will be playing with the Boston Celtics!” Schroder wrote on Instagram as quoted by AFP.
“This is one of the best teams in NBA history and it’s an honor to wear the green and white and do what I love! I’ll be out there every night and leave a mark all over the city!! Ready everyone?!”
ESPN reports Schroder’s free agent deal with the Celtics was for an intermediate exception of $5.9 million, and that came after he turned down a four-year, $84 million contract extension offer from the Lakers in March to see if he could do better at the time. as a free agent.
The 27-year-old arrived in Los Angeles in exchange for the Oklahoma City Thunder before last season.
He averaged 15.4 points per game for the Lakers in a season. He missed two weeks at the end of the season due to the NBA’s Covid-19 health protocol.
The Lakers, who won the 2020 NBA in the league’s quarantine bubble in Orlando, were eliminated by the Phoenix Suns in the first round of the 2021 playoffs.
In a bid to return to the top, the Lakers signed guard Russell Westbrook of the Washington Wizards.
In Boston, Schroder will play for the Celtics who traded four-time All-Star point guard Kemba Walker to Oklahoma City. (Between)