“We’re just getting my visa ready. Of course I’m in contact with all the Lakers players and I’m looking forward to joining the team soon, the 29-year-old told the “Braunschweiger Zeitung”. After third place with the German national team at the European Championships in Cologne and Berlin, Schröder missed the start of the training camp with the NBA team.
Schröder from Braunschweig is playing for the NBA team for the second time after his first time from 2020 to 2021. “When I played in LA back then, we didn’t have any fans because of Corona. I just want to experience it again, playing in a full hall there, »he said. “This is the club I want to be with.” Schröder played 61 games for the Lakers in the 2020/2021 season, but was unable to agree on a follow-up contract with the team and then played first for the Boston Celtics and then the Houston Rockets.
After the successful European Championships, Schröder believes that even greater successes are possible with the national team in the future. “We have young players, Franz Wagner, 21, we have Moe Wagner, who was injured, Isaac Bonga. We really have a lot of people coming up. I’m looking forward to the next few years,” said the builder. About the semi-final defeat against Spain, he said: “We have never been in this situation – but in the next few years we will definitely play at the top and try to achieve even more.”