Dennis Schröder Explains Why He Left $78M On The Table To Sign With Celtics

People have been clowning new Celtics guard Dennis Schröder all offseason long. 

After the German point guard reportedly turned down a 4-year/$84M contract from the Lakers at the end of the 2020/2021 season, it became increasingly clear that he was not going to make that kind of money anywhere else. And months after initially turning down the deal, Schröder settled for a one-year/$5.9M deal with the Boston Celtics. 

At first glance, turning down $84M for $5.9M seems like the most outlandish decision anybody could make, but in his first time sitting down with the Celtics media, Schröder explained his decision, saying “money is not everything at all times.” 

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“At the end of the day, I feel like for me, personally, I got to be comfortable in the environment I’m in,” Schröder told Tom Westerholm of Boston.com, before addressing his…

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