Spencer Dinwiddie is planning to sign with the Los Angeles Lakers, according to the Athletic’s Shams Charania.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) February 10, 2024
Dinwiddie was traded to the Toronto Raptors from the Brooklyn Nets in exchange for Dennis Schröder and Thaddeus Young. He was later waived, leading to his free agency signing with the Lakers.
NBA News: Lakers Signing Spencer Dinwiddie
Spencer Dinwiddie This Season
The former University of Colorado star has endured a difficult season, posting his worst numbers since 2021-22(the season he returned from a torn ACL).
He is averaging 12.6 points, 3.3 rebounds, and six assists on 39.1% shooting from the floor. His decreased production with the Nets led some fans to believe that he was “mentally switched off”.
Brooklyn has struggled as of late, losing seven of their last 10 games. Dinwiddie will now get a fresh start on a better team.
Spencer Dinwiddie Lakers Signing
The Lakers had been rumored as potential suitors in a trade for Dinwiddie, but they’ve managed to get their man without parting with any of their assets.
LA had been desperately seeking for a secondary ball-handler to complement Austin Reaves off the bench, and it seems like they have finally gotten him.
The 6’5 guard was seen sitting next to Lakers general manager Rob Pelinka in their 122-139 victory over the New Orleans Pelicans on Friday night.
Spencer Dinwiddie just straight up sitting next to Rob Pelinka 👀
Will he be a Laker soon?pic.twitter.com/CwrfVFUBjp
— ClutchPoints (@ClutchPoints) February 10, 2024
Dinwiddie-Mavericks Reunion Spoiled
The Mavericks were a strong contender to sign their former player, but ultimately fell short. Dinwiddie was even spotted at the Mavericks’ game at Madison Square Garden against the New York Knicks on Thursday night.
Free agent guard Spencer Dinwiddie is at MSG for Knicks-Mavs tonight, sitting behind the Dallas bench. The Lakers and Mavericks are among teams Dinwiddie is considering signing with, per league sources. pic.twitter.com/Kpapo2X6yA
— Ian Begley (@IanBegley) February 9, 2024
Dallas’ head coach Jason Kidd had this to say when asked about the Mavericks’ trade deadline acquisitions on Friday.
“I would just like to ask everyone to have some patience. Because anytime you add two new pieces, or maybe three new pieces, it takes time to get a rhythm and to understand each other. But we’re very excited to have those two.”