NBA Rumors: Ranking and predicting where buyout candidates will sign

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1. Dennis Schroder, Houston Rockets

At the NBA Trade Deadline, Dennis Schroder was traded to the Houston Rockets. It would be highly surprising if he wasn’t bought out soon. And if he does find his way to the open market, there will plenty of suitors for the scoring specialist.

Schroder wasn’t the perfect fit for the Boston Celtics but he’s the type of talent that is too good to not take a chance on. Any contenders looking to solidify their bench should look in the direction of Schroder.

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During his time with the Celtics this season, Schroder averaged 14 points, four assists, and three rebounds per game on 44 percent shooting from the field and 35 percent shooting from 3-point range. He should be the top of almost any contender’s board that is looking for a scoring punch off the bench heading into the playoffs.

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