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Lakers on verge of acquiring Schroder from Thunder

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Dennis Schroder

The Lakers have been looking for a better second shot creator and ball handler and they are about to land a good one - Oklahoma City's Dennis Schroder.

The deal could be completed as soon as tomorrow with the National Basketball Association reportedly informing teams that the league's trade moratorium will end at noon ET on Monday. Teams can not trade first-round picks in consecutive years. Rajon Rondo had that role last season but is opting out of the previous year of his contract, and there are other teams interested that will pay more than the Lakers can offer.

Last season, he averaged 7.4 points and 2.5 rebounds per game.

The 27-year-old guard from Germany played the first five seasons of his career with the Atlanta Hawks, who selected him with the No. 17 pick in the 2013 NBA Draft. Based on Woj's reporting, the Lakers are set to offer up Danny Green as well as the 28th overall pick in the draft. Now, it looks like the Lakers are already working on acquiring a 3-and-D type wing to replace Green in the rotation. Over the course of seven National Basketball Association seasons, two with the Thunder and five with the Atlanta Hawks, he has recorded career averages of 14.1 points, 4.6 and 2.8 rebounds. He'll also address the void of playmaking, which the Lakers were able to find with Rajon Rondo, though Rondo didn't pan out as the go-to scorer that Schroder is capable of being.

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