The Los Angeles Lakers have made a significant addition to their roster with the signing of free agent guard Spencer Dinwiddie. The announcement was made today by Vice President of Basketball Operations and General Manager Rob Pelinka.
Local Talent Returns Home
Spencer Dinwiddie, a native of Los Angeles, is set to join the Lakers after a productive stint with the Brooklyn Nets this season. The 6’5” guard brings versatility and play-making ability to the team, having averaged 12.6 points, 3.3 rebounds, and 6.0 assists in 48 games with the Nets.
Proven Track Record
With over nine seasons of NBA experience, Dinwiddie adds depth and expertise to the Lakers’ lineup. Throughout his career, he has demonstrated his scoring prowess and court vision, averaging 13.6 points, 3.1 rebounds, and 5.3 assists per game.
Dinwiddie’s playoff experience further strengthens the Lakers’ postseason aspirations. In 28 playoff appearances, he has showcased his ability to perform under pressure, averaging 14.1 points, 2.5 rebounds, and 3.6 assists per game while shooting efficiently from the field and beyond the arc.
Homecoming for Dinwiddie
Returning to his hometown of Los Angeles, Dinwiddie is eager to represent the purple and gold in front of family and friends. His signing marks a homecoming for the talented guard, who honed his skills at William Howard Taft High School before embarking on his professional career.
Excitement for the Future
Rob Pelinka expressed enthusiasm for Dinwiddie’s arrival, highlighting his play-making abilities and postseason success. As the Lakers push towards the latter part of the season, Dinwiddie’s addition provides valuable depth and leadership to the team.
Jersey No. 26
Spencer Dinwiddie will don the iconic Lakers uniform with jersey No. 26, symbolizing a new chapter in his basketball journey. With his talent and dedication, he aims to contribute to the Lakers’ pursuit of championship glory.
The Lakers community eagerly awaits the debut of Spencer Dinwiddie as he brings his skillset and passion for the game to the storied franchise.