The Los Angeles Lakers have begun engaging with launch point guard Dennis Schroder in contract extension talks, and those discussions are expected to resume as early as mid-February, sources told ESPN

Before the season began, Schroder turned down an initial offer from Lakers to extend his contract for another two years and $ 33 million, sources said – an overture that was the maximum allowable offer the Lakers could give him before February could make 16

Schroder, who entered last year with a $ 15 million contract, can extend that contract for more money and more years between February and February – up to $ 83 million over four years 16 to the start of the Low season 2021

27-year-old Schroder made a strong debut for the Lakers against the LA Clippers on Tuesday It nearly scored a triple-double (14 points, 12 assists, and 8 rebounds) and delivered a point guard dimension that the franchise didn’t have in years The Lakers acquired Schroder in multiteam trading in the Oklahoma City Thunder Los Angeles 2021 in the first round Danny Green cost

The Lakers can offer a starting salary of $ 186 million from the 2021-22 season, which is a much more realistic opportunity for the Lakers, Schroder, and his agent Alex Saratsis to find a landing pad for market value expansion with the Lakers

If there wasn’t a deal before the off-season the Lakers owned Schroder’s Bird’s right to cross the salary cap to re-sign it. Losing Schroder in the free hand would have limited ability to replace the Lakers because they were only $ 9 would have 5 million mid-level exemption available for free agency use

Since Schroder was traded in the off-season, he was only eligible for two more years and a 105% increase from his current $ 155 million salary

In seven NBA seasons with the Atlanta Hawks and Oklahoma City, Schroder made the playoffs six times – including one of his best overall campaigns with the Thunder in 2019-20: an average of 189 points, four assists, four rebounds and nearly 385% 3 point rate of fire

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Source: https://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/30596881/sources-los-angeles-lakers-begin-contract-extension-talks-dennis-schroder