Schroder agreed to a one-year contract with the Celtics on Tuesday, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports. Schroder turned down a big-money offer from the Lakers during the 2020-21 season, and his decision to instead test free agency proved to be a costly one. The veteran guard will make just the $5.9 million taxpayer exception next season, though the hope is that he can rehabilitate his value and score a more lucrative deal next offseason. Schroder is coming off of an up-and-down season in Los Angeles, where he averaged 15.4 points, 5.8 assists and 3.5 rebounds across 61 appearances. In Boston, Schroder will likely slot in as the starting point guard in a starting five that could also feature Marcus Smart, Jaylen Brown, Jayson Tatum and Robert Williams.
Schroder tallied 20 points (6-14 FG, 2-6 3Pt, 6-6 FT), three rebounds, three assists and one steal over 38 minutes in a 113-110 Game 6 loss to Phoenix on Thursday. With the Lakers falling far behind early in the contest and superstar Anthony Davis (groin) exiting the contest after only five minutes due to injury, Schroder was called upon to assume a larger offensive role. He finished second on the team with 20 points, but the Lakers never really challenged in the disappointing season-ending loss. Schroder finished the series with per-game averages of 14.3 points, 3.0 rebounds and 2.8 assists but shot only 40 percent from the field. He'll be a free agent this offseason.
Schroder had 20 points (6-11 FG, 1-4 3Pt, 7-8 FT), four assists, three rebounds and two steals in Thursday's Game 3 win over Phoenix. Coming off of a 24-point effort in Game 2, Schroder once again provided a nice spark for the Lakers, combining with LeBron James (21 points) and Anthony Davis (34) to account for 75 of Los Angeles' 109 points. Like most of the Lakers, Schroder is struggling from three-point range, but he's clearly re-asserted himself as the team's clear No. 3 scoring option behind the two superstars.
Schroder notched 24 points (8-16 FG, 2-4 3Pt, 6-6 FT), three rebounds, three assists and a steal in Tuesday's 109-102 victory over the Suns. Schroder shot 50 percent from the field and from behind the three-point arc in what was a major bounceback effort for the German guard. In Game 1, Schroder had four turnovers and attempted only seven field goals, but he was much more aggressive Tuesday. It was easily Schroder's best game since he returned from a seven-game absence due to the league's health and safety protocols.
Schroder admitted Tuesday that his conditioning has not returned fully after being out due to the league's health and safety protocols, Bill Oram of The Athletic reports. Schroder averaged north of 32 minutes per game over the course of the regular season but only made it back to 29 in his second game back from his absence. It sounds like he's still not quite ready for his full workload, so it's possible his minutes will be slightly limited again during Wednesday's play-in game.
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