The Boston Celtics have had a relatively quiet offseason after narrowly making the playoffs and being subsequently beaten by their division rivals, the Brooklyn Nets, in the first round.
With Danny Ainge out and Brad Stevens in, the Cs are heading in a new direction, and despite all the inactivity in free agency, it’s a good one.
Stevens has made it clear that the Boston Celtics will be financially flexible next summer by shredding all the non-essential personnel long-term contracts in favor of expiring ones. However, Stevens has also made it clear he wants the team to get back into the limelight.
Hence the acquisitions of Al Horford, Josh Richardson, Kris Dunn, and, now, Dennis Schroder will greatly help Boston’s defense while providing different offensive skill sets.
It looks as though Boston is seeking more defensive contributors as the market dries up.
Schroder has seemingly fallen into Boston’s lap after turning down an $84 million contract with the Los Angeles Lakers that, ultimately, made him a free agent, and regret his decision from a financial perspective.
Brad Stevens and the Celtics have netted the German guard, offering him the taxpayer MLE for a year so Schroder can prove that he’s worth a bag and so the Celts can stay financially organized.
The deal is mutually beneficial and, once it’s confirmed, Boston will have gotten one of the biggest steals of the offseason.
This article will cover why that is and what Schroder can bring to the Boston Celtics on both ends of the court: