The Los Angeles Lakers announced the return of point guard Dennis Schröder on a one-year deal on Friday.

The German point guard previously played for the Laker in the 2020-21 season and then moved to the Boston Celtics, where he was later traded to the Houston Rockets.

"We are extremely pleased to welcome Dennis Schröder back to the Lakers,” said Rob Pelinka, Vice President of Basketball Operations and General Manager of the Lakers.

"Not only do Dennis and Coach [Darvin] Ham share a player-coach history together, but they also reflect one another’s mentality of toughness with an extremely competitive edge.

"Dennis will add both depth and an on-ball defensive presence to our core at the guard position. He is also a proven scorer and playmaker.

"We are really excited for Dennis to get to camp and get back to work in L.A. after his highly successful run with his national team this offseason."

During Schröder's single season away from Los Angeles, he averaged 13.5 points, 4.6 assists and 3.3 rebounds in 28.7 minutes per game.

Meanwhile, his return, coupled with the signing of guard Patrick Beverley, threw Russell Westbrook's future with the Lakers into further uncertainty.

The 33-year-old, who was also linked to several trade rumours, was reportedly set for a bench role after a subpar last season that saw LeBron James and Co. miss out on the playoffs.