Let’s not beat around the bush. Dennis Schröder isn’t long for the Boston Celtics. He’s not part of their future. He doesn’t round out a formidable long-term trio alongside Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown.
Schröder is in Boston because he bet on himself and lost, and the Celtics offered him a chance at redemption he’ll try to use to set himself up for another shot at a lucrative contract elsewhere next summer.
It’s a rare pairing in the NBA, one in which both sides agree to come together knowing full well they’ll separate around the same time the following year.