The Boston Celtics are “engaged in conversations” to sign free agent guard Dennis Schroder, per a report from Jake Fischer of Bleacher Report.
Schroder, 27, averaged 15.4 points, 5.8 assists, and 3.5 rebounds last season with the Los Angeles Lakers, but failed to capitalize on a good opportunity to help his squad advance past the first round of the 2021 NBA playoffs.
Schroder, once considered a prime target in this year’s free agency, has seen his market dry up.
Many pundits theorize that at this point, it could be in the talented guard’s best interest to sign a short-term contract in order to re-enter free-agency with more momentum.
So, where does Schroder fit in with the Celtics?
Well, Boston has made a point to keep its books clear for next year’s free-agency class in the hope of signing a free-agent, a la Bradley Beal, to a max contract.
By signing Schroder to a one-year deal (or a one-year plus team-options deal), the Celtics would be able to maintain cap flexibility whilst staying competitive in the present.