Dennis Schroder will miss a minimum of four games while under quarantine due to possible exposure to COVID-19, according to Los Angeles Lakers coach Frank Vogel.
The announcement, made on Saturday evening, means that Schroder won’t play in the Lakers’ next two contests: against the Washington Wizards (on Monday) and the Utah Jazz (on Wednesday).
Schroder has tested negative for the coronavirus, according to published reports.
Due to COVID-19 protocols, the 27-year-old missed the Lakers’ previous two games, against the Brooklyn Nets and Miami Heat on Thursday and Saturday, respectively.
Schroder’s solid production
In his second season with the Lakers, the German point guard is averaging 14.2 points, 3.6 rebounds and 4.3 assists in 29 games (all starts).
With Dennis Schroder currently sidelined, the Lakers are also dealing with the absence of star big man Anthony Davis, who is dealing with an injured Achilles tendon. He’s expected to be out of action for a month, Vogel said.
As a result of their depleted starting lineup, the Lakers have lost two straight games.
From Germany to the NBA
Dennis Schroder began his NBA career with the Atlanta Hawks in 2013. He averaged a career-high 19.4 points per game for the Hawks in 2017-18.
Before launching his NBA career, he discussed his top skills as a player in an illuminating June 2013 interview.
“Speed, change of speed, control of the game, and the ability to create for others and myself,” he said.