Lakers Among Frontrunners To Sign Spencer Dinwiddie

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Lakers Among Frontrunners To Sign Spencer Dinwiddie 

Post#1 » by RealGM Wiretap » Fri Feb 9, 2024 1:54 pm

The Los Angeles Lakers are among the frontrunners to sign Spencer Dinwiddie. The Toronto Raptors waived Dinwiddie after acquiring him from the Brooklyn Nets in a trade deadline deal.


Multiple teams are reportedly looking into signing the veteran guard. Dinwiddie has started 48 games this season. He averaged 12.6 points, 6.0 assists and 3.3 rebounds per game for the Nets.

Via Dave McMenamin/ESPN

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Re: Lakers Among Frontrunners To Sign Spencer Dinwiddie 

Post#2 » by balla4lyf23 » Fri Feb 9, 2024 2:24 pm

lmao lakers are "linked" to every single player in the association. this isnt news :lol:
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Post#3 » by Temuhjan » Fri Feb 9, 2024 3:11 pm

Dinwiddie can be an interesting match for Bron
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Re: Lakers Among Frontrunners To Sign Spencer Dinwiddie 

Post#4 » by cheese318 » Fri Feb 9, 2024 3:23 pm

balla4lyf23 wrote:lmao lakers are "linked" to every single player in the association. this isnt news :lol:


He’s from LA so this actually isn’t that crazy. He’s a free agent. LAL have been missing a ball handler all season in Gabe Vincent. Obviously LAL are always listed as an option for a player when it sometimes makes no logical sense but this one actually has legs. Obviously anything can happen but with a good portion of contenders who cannot sign him it does help LAL have a stronger position since he’s over $12.5M threshold
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Re: Lakers Among Frontrunners To Sign Spencer Dinwiddie 

Post#5 » by YourGM99 » Fri Feb 9, 2024 4:07 pm

cheese318 wrote:
balla4lyf23 wrote:lmao lakers are "linked" to every single player in the association. this isnt news :lol:


He’s from LA so this actually isn’t that crazy. He’s a free agent. LAL have been missing a ball handler all season in Gabe Vincent. Obviously LAL are always listed as an option for a player when it sometimes makes no logical sense but this one actually has legs. Obviously anything can happen but with a good portion of contenders who cannot sign him it does help LAL have a stronger position since he’s over $12.5M threshold


Not to mention he will have the opportunity to be a starter which will allow Reaves to go back to the bench.
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Re: Lakers Among Frontrunners To Sign Spencer Dinwiddie 

Post#6 » by WaltFrazier » Fri Feb 9, 2024 4:12 pm

He sat behind the Mavs bench last night at MSG. Guest of the Mavs. He's going back to Dallas, done deal.
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Re: Lakers Among Frontrunners To Sign Spencer Dinwiddie 

Post#7 » by Robillion » Fri Feb 9, 2024 4:24 pm

WaltFrazier wrote:He sat behind the Mavs bench last night at MSG. Guest of the Mavs. He's going back to Dallas, done deal.


Yeah, the Lakers slant is just the media/agents at play I believe 100%.

Spencer played his best basketball with the Mavs and was love within the culture. His biggest issue within his career has not feeling like a culture fit/alignment with management.

Also, most Lakers can pay is under $2mil. Mavs can pay over $5mil and no state income tax.

Would be stunned if he chose Lakers over Mavs.
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Re: Lakers Among Frontrunners To Sign Spencer Dinwiddie 

Post#8 » by Nbafan91729 » Fri Feb 9, 2024 5:56 pm

Lol, he was just with Mark Cuban last night.
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Re: Lakers Among Frontrunners To Sign Spencer Dinwiddie 

Post#9 » by Liam_Gallagher » Fri Feb 9, 2024 6:13 pm

But why? The only minutes he'll see is when Vincent returns. After that, there's nothing to give.
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Re: Lakers Among Frontrunners To Sign Spencer Dinwiddie 

Post#10 » by Melwing » Fri Feb 9, 2024 6:50 pm

Liam_Gallagher wrote:But why? The only minutes he'll see is when Vincent returns. After that, there's nothing to give.

He would instantly be the best point on the roster
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Post#11 » by Pickled Prunes » Fri Feb 9, 2024 7:19 pm

Melwing wrote:
Liam_Gallagher wrote:But why? The only minutes he'll see is when Vincent returns. After that, there's nothing to give.

He would instantly be the best point on the roster

IDK... If I had to choose, I'd take his old teammate Dlo over him. (It's close.) But I really wouldn't want to be counting on either of these guys in a playoff game. It doesn't really matter because Lebron is their primary PG in the playoffs.
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Re: Lakers Among Frontrunners To Sign Spencer Dinwiddie 

Post#12 » by Pickled Prunes » Fri Feb 9, 2024 7:21 pm

Robillion wrote:
WaltFrazier wrote:He sat behind the Mavs bench last night at MSG. Guest of the Mavs. He's going back to Dallas, done deal.


Yeah, the Lakers slant is just the media/agents at play I believe 100%.

Spencer played his best basketball with the Mavs and was love within the culture. His biggest issue within his career has not feeling like a culture fit/alignment with management.

Also, most Lakers can pay is under $2mil. Mavs can pay over $5mil and no state income tax.

Would be stunned if he chose Lakers over Mavs.

If he's bought out he will be signing a minimum wherever he lands.
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Re: Lakers Among Frontrunners To Sign Spencer Dinwiddie 

Post#13 » by FeatheryTouch » Fri Feb 9, 2024 7:23 pm

Dinwiddie isn't very good anymore(39% FG/32% 3 Pt./poor defense) and is on the downslope of his career.

Some of you guys are overestimating his impact.
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Re: Lakers Among Frontrunners To Sign Spencer Dinwiddie 

Post#14 » by Nbafan91729 » Fri Feb 9, 2024 8:33 pm

FeatheryTouch wrote:Dinwiddie isn't very good anymore(39% FG/32% 3 Pt./poor defense) and is on the downslope of his career.

Some of you guys are overestimating his impact.


What exactly was his incentive to try on a bad team? He was really good in Dallas last year taking open 3's on passes from Luka.
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Re: Lakers Among Frontrunners To Sign Spencer Dinwiddie 

Post#15 » by FeatheryTouch » Fri Feb 9, 2024 8:49 pm

Nbafan91729 wrote:
FeatheryTouch wrote:Dinwiddie isn't very good anymore(39% FG/32% 3 Pt./poor defense) and is on the downslope of his career.

Some of you guys are overestimating his impact.


What exactly was his incentive to try on a bad team? He was really good in Dallas last year taking open 3's on passes from Luka.


So you are saying players on bad teams(a large portion of the NBA ,most with multi-million dollar contracts) aren't expected to "try"?

News to me...

"He hasn't been trying" isn't exactly a stellar endorsement of Dinwiddie.
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Re: Lakers Among Frontrunners To Sign Spencer Dinwiddie 

Post#16 » by cheese318 » Sat Feb 10, 2024 4:05 am

YourGM99 wrote:
cheese318 wrote:
balla4lyf23 wrote:lmao lakers are "linked" to every single player in the association. this isnt news :lol:


He’s from LA so this actually isn’t that crazy. He’s a free agent. LAL have been missing a ball handler all season in Gabe Vincent. Obviously LAL are always listed as an option for a player when it sometimes makes no logical sense but this one actually has legs. Obviously anything can happen but with a good portion of contenders who cannot sign him it does help LAL have a stronger position since he’s over $12.5M threshold


Not to mention he will have the opportunity to be a starter which will allow Reaves to go back to the bench.



Hasn’t Reaves a lot better since joining the starting lineup?
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Re: Lakers Among Frontrunners To Sign Spencer Dinwiddie 

Post#17 » by BliscoSantos » Sat Feb 10, 2024 4:44 am

WaltFrazier wrote:He sat behind the Mavs bench last night at MSG. Guest of the Mavs. He's going back to Dallas, done deal.


And he's sitting next to Pelinka at the Lakers game today ...I wanted him to go to Mavs but the appeal to Play for the Lakers is Just too good I guess
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Re: Lakers Among Frontrunners To Sign Spencer Dinwiddie 

Post#18 » by YourGM99 » Sat Feb 10, 2024 12:08 pm

cheese318 wrote:
YourGM99 wrote:
cheese318 wrote:
He’s from LA so this actually isn’t that crazy. He’s a free agent. LAL have been missing a ball handler all season in Gabe Vincent. Obviously LAL are always listed as an option for a player when it sometimes makes no logical sense but this one actually has legs. Obviously anything can happen but with a good portion of contenders who cannot sign him it does help LAL have a stronger position since he’s over $12.5M threshold


Not to mention he will have the opportunity to be a starter which will allow Reaves to go back to the bench.



Hasn’t Reaves a lot better since joining the starting lineup?


He played well off the bench but he’s had better games since starting but I would say that’s mostly due to injuries and having more opportunities. Coming off the bench doesn’t impact Reaves mentality the way it does for other players who may be accustomed to starting.
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Re: Lakers Among Frontrunners To Sign Spencer Dinwiddie 

Post#19 » by kacey ring » Sat Feb 10, 2024 2:57 pm

BliscoSantos wrote:
WaltFrazier wrote:He sat behind the Mavs bench last night at MSG. Guest of the Mavs. He's going back to Dallas, done deal.


And he's sitting next to Pelinka at the Lakers game today ...I wanted him to go to Mavs but the appeal to Play for the Lakers is Just too good I guess


Unfortunately, I think he signs with LAL too. We should find out soon.
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Re: Lakers Among Frontrunners To Sign Spencer Dinwiddie 

Post#20 » by Melwing » Sat Feb 10, 2024 11:43 pm

kacey ring wrote:
BliscoSantos wrote:
WaltFrazier wrote:He sat behind the Mavs bench last night at MSG. Guest of the Mavs. He's going back to Dallas, done deal.


And he's sitting next to Pelinka at the Lakers game today ...I wanted him to go to Mavs but the appeal to Play for the Lakers is Just too good I guess


Unfortunately, I think he signs with LAL too. We should find out soon.


It was announced a few hours before you posted that, so yep.

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