Celtics newcomer Dennis Schröder has to say goodbye to his previous shirt number 17 at the Boston Celtics. Now the German lets his fans vote on which number will be on his jersey in the future.
In the past few days, it was possible to submit suggestions on Schröder’s homepage. Now it comes to the final decision: “Unfortunately, your favorite, 38, has already been awarded to Sam Hauser, which is why she is eliminated in the voting. You can now vote on the other top 5 suggestions. I’m really excited to see which number I will wear next season will! “writes Schröder.
In tribute to the old number 17, which at the Celtics is forever reserved for legend John Havlicek, votes can be cast until September 17th at 5:17 p.m. Schröder has held this number since his youth and also at his NBA stations Hawks, Thunder and Lakers.
You can choose from the 71, i.e. simply swapping the digits, the 8 or 80, cross sums of 17, and the 84, the sum that Schröder had rejected before the season for a four-year contract with the Lakers. The 96 should only have outsider chances, an allusion to the football club Hannover 96. “As you can probably guess, as a Braunschweig boy, 96 is not necessarily my favorite number;)”, Schröder commented.
You can vote here.
The Point Guard signed for a year and a comparatively stupid $ 5.9 million in Boston in August before becoming an unrestricted free agent again next summer. After the Lakers strengthened themselves with Russell Westbrook and other teams had also found a solution on the position of playmaker, there was no more market for the 27-year-old, the 2020/21 15.4 points and 5.8 assists at 43.7 Percent from the field and had disappointed in the playoffs.