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Things to know about Dennis Schröder, the Celtics’ new guard

by Lewis hawkins
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Dennis Schröder has a long and occasionally contentious history with the Celtics, but the next chapter in that story will feature him donning the green and white after he announced Tuesday on Instagram that he will be joining the team.

he Celtics will be the veteran point guard’s fourth team in nine seasons after his one-year stint with the Los Angeles Lakers. After reportedly turning down an $84 million extension earlier this year, the 27-year-old will sign a one-year, $5.9 million contract for an opportunity to prove himself in Boston.

Of Schröder’s 557 career games, he’s come off the bench for 319 of them. Most notably, Schröder, 27, finished second in Sixth Man Award voting for the 2019-20 season, receiving 35 first-place votes.

A trade during that offseason landed him in Los Angeles, where he started 61 games, scored 15.4 points per game, and dished out almost 6 assists per game. Schröder’s three-point percentage dropped five percent on 1.5 fewer attempts in 2021, as he shot 34 percent from deep compared to 39 percent the previous year.

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