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Los Angeles Lakers interested in reunion with Dennis Schroder if Rockets buy him out

Written by Doug Rush

Los Angeles Lakers interested in reunion with Dennis Schroder if Rockets buy him out

Dennis Schroder didn’t leave the Los Angeles Lakers on the best of terms last season, as he was forced to sign a one-year deal with the Boston Celtics.

On Thursday’s NBA trade deadline, Schroder was part of the trade that saw him sent to the Houston Rockets. Some feel as if he could be bought out by the Rockets, just like Enes Kanter Freedom was.

If Schroder is bought out, the Lakers are interested in a reunion with him.

Schroder was apparently interested in returning to the Lakers even after the trade for Russell Westbrook happened, but he signed the one-year deal in Boston and the Lakers ended up signing Kendrick Nunn, who hasn’t played much this season.

In 49 games for Boston this season. Schroder has averaged 14.4 points and 4.2 assists for the Celtics. In 61 games for the Lakers last season, Schroder averaged 15.4 points and 5.8 assists.

Given the Lakers issues in 2021-2022 and especially with Westbrook, who was almost traded to the Houston Rockets, every little bit of help for the Lakers is welcomed and Schroder would be a decent player to bring back if Houston decides to buy out his contract.

About the author

Doug Rush

Doug Rush is entering his 18th season as a writer. His career dates back to when he was with The Asbury Park Press covering high school football, The Harlem Globetrotters and The Lakewood Blueclaws.

In 2009, he joined Bleacher Report, covering the New York Yankees and New York Giants, amassing over 2 million reader views.

After 2013, he left B/R to join Sports Media 101 to cover the Yankees and Giants. While with Sports Media 101, Rush was named to the Pro Football Writers Association of America. He was there until July of 2016.

In January of 2018, Rush joined USA Today as part of the Giants Wire staff to cover the Giants. He is still currently with them, as he does weekly analysis for them during the season.

In September of 2021, Rush joined Pro Sports Extra, where he will be covering MLB, the NFL, NBA, WWE and AEW.

Doug is from Toms River, New Jersey where he has two children, Carson and Peyton.