It has been a whirlwind few months for point guard Dennis Schroder. He infamously turned down a contract extension worth north of $80 million from the Los Angeles Lakers last year thinking he could make more in free agency. He misjudged his market by a ton, as he ended up signing with the Boston Celtics in NBA free agency.
Schroder agreed to a one-year, $5.9 million deal, losing out on nearly $80 million. It was a steal for the Celtics, as Schroder is worth at least double what they were paying him. However, given some of the salary rules in the NBA, they knew retaining him in free agency in 2022 was going to be difficult.
As a result, Schroder was traded to the Houston Rockets, along with Bruno Fernando and Enes Freedom, in exchange for Daniel Theis. The Rockets are rebuilding around their young players, so there is no real need for Schroder on the roster.
A buyout is likely to occur sooner than later between the two sides. After securing the buyout and clearing waivers, Schroder will be free to sign with any team in the NBA and he will have no shortage of suitors.
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There were numerous teams connected to him ahead of the deadline and even more will show interest now that he is a free agent. With Goran Dragic already signing with the Brooklyn Nets, the focus for many teams seeking a point guard will be placed on Schroder.
Where could he end up following his buyout? Here are three ideal landing spots for Schroder, who will be on his fourth team in three seasons.