Boston Celtics, Dennis Schroder agree on 1-year, $5.9 million deal

The Boston Celtics and Dennis Schroder agreed on a one-year, $5.9 million deal in free agency.

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Dennis Schroder, a free agency point guard, has signed with the Boston Celtics, according to his Instagram account.

According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, the contract is for a year and will cover the $5.9 million taxpayer midlevel exception.

Schroder, who will be 28 in September, was the final major unrestricted free agent still available. During the regular season, he turned down a lucrative contract offer from the Los Angeles Lakers for more than $80 million in order to seek a larger deal this summer.

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In Boston, Schroder joins a Celtics club that has a vacancy at point guard as a result of Kemba Walker’s trade to the Oklahoma City Thunder, giving him the opportunity to increase his worth ahead of his free agency next summer.

“I’m thrilled to announce that I’ll be playing for the Boston Celtics in the 2021-22 season!” Schroder expressed himself on Instagram. “It will be an honor to put on the green and white and perform what I love for one of the greatest teams in NBA history! Every night, I’m going out there and leaving it all on the floor for the city!! Who’s up for it?”

Schroder was acquired by the Lakers in a deal with the Thunder at last year’s NBA draft for Danny Green and a first-round selection.

Schroder led the Lakers with 15.4 points and 5.8 assists in 61 games (all starts), but he was dogged by controversy after missing 11 games late in the regular season due to the NBA’s health and safety regulations. He informed a German magazine that he and LeBron James were the only Lakers players who had not been vaccinated, before returning home and telling local media that, “I’m the only person who hasn’t had his vaccinations. That’s all I’m going to say about it.”

In the Lakers’ six-game defeat to the Phoenix Suns in the first round of the Western Conference playoffs, he averaged 14.3 points while shooting only 40 percent from the field and 30.3 percent from outside the arc.

“You have to go through the bulls—- to get to the nice s—-,” Schroder said after the Suns series in his end-of-season press conference.

Boston is currently a touch over $4 million above the luxury tax threshold with 15 guaranteed contracts on its roster after adding Schroder for the taxpayer midlevel exception and center Enes Kanter for a one-year minimum deal.

The Celtics are coming off a dismal season in which they finished seventh in the East and lost in the first round of the Eastern Conference playoffs to the Brooklyn Nets in five games. Veteran president of basketball operations Danny Ainge stepped down after the season, longtime coach Brad Stevens took his position, and the Celtics hired Nets assistant Ime Udoka to take his place.

According to ESPN’s Bobby Marks, the Lakers are facing a payroll and luxury tax bill of nearly $200 million even without Schroder after trading for Russell Westbrook, signing Kendrick Nunn to a two-year, $10 million deal, re-signing Talon Horton-Tucker to a three-year, $32 million deal, and filling out the rest of the roster with one-year minimum deals, including contracts for

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