The Los Angeles Lakers are set to acquire Dennis Schroder from the Oklahoma City Thunder for the 28th pick in the draft and Danny Green.
The move gives the Lakers a backup point guard with the possibility that Rajon Rondo will sign elsewhere.
Dennis Schroder is just 27 years old and averaged 18.9 PPG with 4.0 APG off the bench in just 30.8 MPG, per nba.com. Lakers general manager Rob Pelinka understands that in order for a team to repeat, they must get better. A 72 game shortened season calls for younger players to get more opportunities as veterans may need to rest for the early portion of the season.
LeBron James is coming into his 18th season with the shortest offseason in the history of the NBA.
James has stated that he may rest games early in the season to rest his body accordingly for another championship run.
Schroder is a player that can fit with James and give the Lakers a young explosive point guard. Rondo was unbelievable in the playoffs for the Lakers with his IQ and playmaking. When LeBron chooses to rest back to backs and other games throughout the regular season, Schroder can play point guard and help the Lakers compete.
Danny Green is a great veteran player and definitely helped the Lakers win the championship but the Lakers need to get younger in order to repeat.
Anthony Davis is expected to re-sign with the Lakers when free agency begins. The Lakers need to make decisions on KCP and Dwight Howard also as both players make get better offers from other teams.
The Lakers, however, are in the right direction to build another championship team to compete for next season.
LeBron James and Anthony Davis will be ready for another championship run.
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