Lakers discussing extension with Dennis Schroder

Lakers discussing extension with Dennis Schroder

The Los Angeles Lakers have begun engaging with starting point guard Dennis Schroder in contract extension talks, and those discussions are expected to pick up again as soon as mid-February, sources tell ESPN. 

Schroder, who entered the final year of a $15.5 million contract, becomes eligible to extend that deal for more money, and more years -- as much as $83 million over four years -- between February 16 through the start of the 2021 offseason.

Source: Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN

ANALYSIS: Schroder looked excellent in the Lakers' debut, finishing with 14 points, 12 assists, 8 rebounds and 2 threes in the loss to the Clippers. Wojnarowski reported that the 27-year-old turned down the Lakers' initial offer to his extend his contract (which would've added two years and $33.4 million to his deal). Instead, he decided to bet on himself. We'll see if that pays off -- either with a larger extension or a lucrative deal in free agency. 

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