The Boston Celtics have made their final decision on Dennis Schroder’s starting position.
Dennis Schroder has been a steal for the Boston Celtics so far in 2021-22.
The Cs are getting every cent of their money’s worth out of their one-year, (dollar)5.9 million flyer on the 28-year-old guard, who is averaging 17.1 points, 5.2 assists, 4.0 rebounds, and 1.1 steals per game this season.
Despite Schroder’s strong start, which included a near-career-high 38 points against the defending champion Milwaukee Bucks on November 12th, the plan is for him to return to the bench when All-Star wing Jaylen Brown returns from injury.
“I think when Jaylen comes back, we’ll have our original starting lineup in there, put him back in that bench role,” head coach Ime Udoka told NBC Sports Boston prior to Boston’s 98-92 victory over Cleveland.
“But he’s a pseudo sixth starter for us, a guy who finishes games, and he’s very comfortable in that role.”
Udoka added, “As I said, he’s done both in this career.”
“So we like our starting lineup, and we like the punch that he and Josh (Richardson) and some of the young guys bring off the bench, so we’ll stick with that once everyone is healthy again.”
But, as I previously stated, Dennis is a natural scorer. He is given a little more leash to try to score the basketball, but we also encourage them to find guys who can score like he can.”
We’ll have more soon…
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