Dennis Schroeder is set to return

The Los Angeles Lakers appear to be moving on from the services of Dennis Schroeder soon. The German missed the start of the season through injury but could celebrate his return on Saturday night.

At least that’s what teammate Lonnie Walker IV said. After the Lakers’ 116-103 win over the Brooklyn Nets that ended Los Angeles’ five-game losing streak, the Lakers guard said he hopes Schroeder can be Schroeder for the start of the next game against Detroit on Saturday night.

The same goes for center Thomas Bryant, who has missed every regular season game so far for the traditional Hollywood franchise. Both summer rookies are dealing with thumb injuries, so Schroeder had to undergo surgery in mid-October.

Officially, though, the Lakers were initially understated when it came to Schroeder’s return. It was said over the weekend that the 29-year-old, like Bryant, should be re-evaluated next Thursday. The rehab is going well for both, but a decision on whether the pair will play against the Pistons can only wait until after the new exam.

After a strong EuroBasket, Schroeder signed a one-year contract worth $2.6 million with the Lakers, for whom he played in 2020/21. Last season, the point guard played for the Celtics, and after the February trade, he played for the Rockets. He averaged 13.5 points and 4.6 assists on 43.1 percent from the field and 34.4 percent from downtown.

The Lakers are off to a disappointing start to the season with three wins in 13 games and will be hoping for a boost from Schroeder and Bryant and the return of currently ailing LeBron James (supplements). Against the Nets, Anthony Davis had his best game of the season so far, dominating the zone and scoring 37 points.

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