Dennis Schroder has made it clear he wants to stay with the Los Angeles Lakers beyond this season and the team and the player are seemingly working to get a deal done. However, they don't seem to be getting close on terms. The point guard said he wants negotiations to be fair but that's an interesting statement knowing that he rejected a big offer from the purple and gold.
According to ESPN's Brian Windhorst, the German player rejected a 4-year, $84 million contract extension with the purple and gold. The Lakers are still trying to defend the NBA championship this season and create a dynasty for the next couple of years. They need all the help they can get, securing Dennis' services is a priority for them.
Schroder has been good for the Lakers, becoming a starter for Frank Vogel's team this campaign. The 27-year-old has become the leader of the team after LeBron James and Anthony Davis went down with injuries. The Lakers have won two straight games, with the German having good performances.
Now that Andre Drummond has landed in L.A., this team has more chances to compete while their two biggest players are out. Meanwhile, the front office will try to work out a contract with Schroder that can please both parties.