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It was surprising to see Schroeder stay with the Rockets after the trade deadline as he appeared to be the perfect takeover candidate to join a rival. While ending his contract with Houston, Athletic Kelly Echo Reported that he will now be signing elsewhere:
“In terms of her free agents, Dennis Schroeder is well-liked in Houston but is expected to have a new home for the 2022-23 season, sources told The Athletic. Schroeder met the February trade deadline, bringing professionalism, experience and speed to one team in need, but at Daichen Knicks, as well as Porter, Christopher and Greene, there is a real need to filter minutes to develop young talent in the squad. At 28 Schroeder is at the beginning of his career and expects to play big minutes and compete strongly in the playoffs.”
Of the teams that have left taxpayers with at least one exception in midfield, Schroeder sees Miami as the best.
Kyle Lowry had a difficult first season with the Heat, with the 36-year-old missing 19 games and averaging his lowest pointing average since the 2012-13 season (13.4 points per game). While third-year guard Gabi Vincent excelled in that role, Miami could use another veteran baller as insurance for Laurie and help him stay fresh in the playoffs.
Schroeder averaged 13.5 points, 3.3 rebounds and 4.6 assists between the Boston Celtics and the Rockets and is just two years away from being named Man of the Year with the Oklahoma City Thunder.
Lowry’s backup will be here, but he can still pick up good minutes for the team that just made it to the Eastern Conference Finals.
Look for Schroeder to sign a one-year mid-level taxpayer deal in Miami worth $6.5 million to keep Laurie fresh.