Spencer Dinwiddie will sign with the Los Angeles Lakers after clearing waivers, according to The Athletic's Shams Charania.
Dinwiddie and his agent, Jason Glushon, attended last night's Lakers game and sat with general manager Rob Pelinka, sparking rumors that the 6-foot-5 guard was close to joining Los Angeles.
LA native Spencer Dinwiddie watching the LAL-NOP game with Lakers vice president of basketball ops & GM Rob Pelinka👀
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Dinwiddie is a free agent after being waived by the Raptors. He also met with Mavs' Mark Cuban yesterday. pic.twitter.com/e1jt7Tr05b
Dinwiddie, 30, was recently traded from the Brooklyn Nets to the Toronto Raptors for Dennis Schroder but was subsequently waived. He’s currently averaging 12.6 points and 6 assists in 48 games for the Nets.
His free-agency decision came down to the Lakers and Dallas Mavericks.
Signing Dinwiddie makes sense for the Lakers, who are looking for additional guard play with reserve point guard Gabe Vincent still out. Dinwiddie’s playmaking and secondary scoring will help Los Angeles as they look to make a playoff push.