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Dennis Schroder Suggests He and LeBron James 'Run It Back' with Lakers in IG Post

Tyler Conway@@jtylerconwayFeatured Columnist IVJuly 19, 2022

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Dennis Schroder reportedly wanted a bigger role during his lone season with the Los Angeles Lakers, but it appears absence might have made his heart grow fonder.

Schroder made a public plea for a reunion in a reply to a LeBron James Instagram comment:

Daniel Starkand @DStarkand

The comments section of Dennis Schroder’s IG post this morning… <a href="https://t.co/OPkMV82ec5">pic.twitter.com/OPkMV82ec5</a>

The veteran point guard remains a free agent after splitting the 2021-22 season with the Boston Celtics and Houston Rockets. He spent the 2020-21 campaign in Los Angeles and reportedly turning down an $84 million contract extension offer from the Lakers before the season. The Celtics signed Schroder for $5.9 million the following summer.

That was one of the most legendary bag fumbles in NBA history, but Schroder may be looking for a shot at redemption. The Lakers could use a backup point guard behind Russell Westbrook—or a certain enigmatic trade target—but have only veteran-minimum contracts to offer.

Schroder's fall from grace has been significant, but he's still a reliable bench scorer who doesn't turn 29 until September. If he's willing to return at the minimum, the Lakers would be smart to run it back.

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