Raptors sign Dennis Schroder to two-year, $26 million deal
Wasting no time on finding a replacement for VanVleet, Schroder was brought in on a two-year deal worth $26 million. Schroder will either be the team’s Sixth Man if Scottie Barnes becomes the point guard or the starting point guard that steps in to replace VanVleet.
Schroder may not be the same Sixth Man of the Year frontrunner he was with the Hawks and Thunder, but his most recent season with the Lakers showed that he is still a damn fine point guard who can score at the rim and make some impressive plays on both ends of the floor.
Dennis Schroder replaced Fred VanVleet with the Toronto Raptors.
This deal is not perfect, however. Schroder has seen his offensive production decline in the last few seasons, and he might not be the best starter for a team with a brand new head coach that needs experience in the backcourt as they push for the playoffs. Schroder will need to defer to the stars on the team.
Schroder can be a very volatile player, as he’ll look like an unguardable dynamo one night and appear to be a G League player that got a lucky call-up the next. Perhaps a very limited, defined role will help coax more elite production out of him.