Skip to main content

“I don’t believe that the basketball people in this organization believe that this is a group that’s actually gonna work” - ESPN’s Brian Windhorst scratching his head over Dennis Schroder signing

It seems like the Lakers are repeating their team building mistakes.
Los Angeles Lakers guard Dennis Schroder , forward Anthony Davis , and forward LeBron James

Dennis Schroder, Anthony Davis, and LeBron James

The LA Lakers recently re-signed Dennis Schroder to a one-year $2.6 million contract – adding another point guard to the mix. Despite giving up on an $80 million contract extension after the 2020-21 season – when Schroder played for the Lakers – he seems determined to make this stint work.

While Schroder's signing has put more on Darvin Ham's plate, ESPN's Brian Windhorst raised concerns over the Lakers' decision-making.

"I don't believe that the basketball people in this organization believe that this is a group that's actually gonna work," Windhorst said.

Scroll to Continue

Recommended Articles

LA Lakers' roster woes

The LA Lakers' recent history doesn't validate an A grade for their roster construction. After a horrible 2021-22 experiment, efforts to find a Russell Westbrook trade have failed. Shooting was a significant concern for the Lakers last season, an area many see as 'unaddressed.'

In the past, LeBron James' successful teams have all had reliable shooters, including Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and Danny Green in the 2019-20 season. Amidst no valuable improvements in that category, Windhorst raised further doubt.

"You're looking at all these guys who don't shoot the ball well in a in a league where shooting is not only in a premium, but for the last 15 years in this league, every team that's had LeBron James had shooting," Windhorst said.

Kendrick Nunn's return is still uncertain

The LA Lakers roster now has four point guards: Dennis Schroder, Patrick Beverly, Kendrick Nunn, and Russell Westbrook. However, Kendrick Nunn has only been spotted in plain clothes on the sidelines throughout the 2021-22 season.

Nunn is the best shooter in the lot, but a knee injury has kept him out of action for a prolonged period. But, there is no report from the Lakers assuring he will be ready for the 2022-23 campaign.

"Their best shooter amongst all these guys is Kendrick Nunn, who hasn't played in a year and we don't even know how healthy is gonna be at the start of the season," Windhorst explained.

Miami Heat star Jimmy Butler during media day

Is Jimmy Butler the ultimate troll or a business guru?

With Jimmy Butler moving towards the latter half of his career, it seems that he wants to start building his off-court brand.

Charles Barkley and Michael Jordan on Oprah Show

“He never understand what it takes to be a winner” — When Michael Jordan humiliated Charles Barkley on Oprah

It’s hard to tell if Jordan took Barkley’s joke personally, but what he said next changed the vibe and the entire atmosphere in a few seconds.

Chicago Bulls forward DeMar DeRozan

"I don't think I could truly be happy until I retire" - DeMar DeRozan pulls the curtain back on daily rigors of NBA life

There's one thing Chicago Bulls star DeMar DeRozan is looking forward to the most when he hangs up his sneakers for good.

Venus Williams and Shaquille O'Neal

When Shaquille O'Neal lied about having affairs with Venus Williams, Cindy Crawford, and Aaliyah

Venus Williams issued a strong statement upon hearing Shaquille O'Neal's claims.

Chicago Bulls guard Michael Jordan is defended by Detroit Pistons center James Edwards

“The Bulls complained all the time” — Kevin McHale reveals why the Detroit “Bad Boys” Pistons hated the Chicago Bulls

Unlike Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls, Kevin McHale believes the physicality the Bad Boy Pistons played with was valid and it made his Celtics even better.

Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant and guard Russell Westbrook

Russell Westbrook still does the same offseason workout he and Kevin Durant used to do in OKC — “It definitely helps”

Russell Westbrook revealed that he has been running on sand dunes for about eight years now every offseason and it has been helping him a lot.

New Orleans Hornets center Chris Kaman

How Chris Kaman got Player Exclusive "Air Sasqhatuces" from Nike in 2012

After he became an All-Star in 2010, Chris Kaman triggered a clause in his Nike deal that he’d get Player Exclusives