The Los Angeles Lakers have made a significant move by signing Spencer Dinwiddie, a free agent guard and Los Angeles native. This announcement was made today by Rob Pelinka, the Vice President of Basketball Operations and General Manager for the Lakers.
Dinwiddie, standing at 6 feet 5 inches and weighing 212 pounds, comes to the Lakers after a stint with the Brooklyn Nets this season, where he played in 48 games, starting in all of them. During this time, he averaged 12.6 points, 3.3 rebounds, and 6.0 assists in approximately 30.7 minutes per game. Over his extensive career spanning nine-plus seasons with various teams including the Brooklyn Nets, Dallas Mavericks, Washington Wizards, and Detroit Pistons, Dinwiddie has maintained impressive averages of 13.6 points, 3.1 rebounds, and 5.3 assists in around 28.0 minutes per game.
Pelinka expressed his excitement about Dinwiddie’s return to Los Angeles, emphasizing that Dinwiddie’s roots in the city make this signing particularly meaningful. He highlighted Dinwiddie’s play-making abilities and aggressive style as valuable additions to the Lakers’ roster, especially as they continue their push through the season. Pelinka also noted Dinwiddie’s postseason experience and success, which he believes will be an asset to the team.
Originally drafted by the Detroit Pistons in 2014, Dinwiddie’s basketball journey began after attending the University of Colorado for three seasons. His high school career at William Howard Taft High School in Los Angeles earned him recognition as the John R. Wooden California High School Player of the Year in 2011.
As he begins his tenure with the Lakers, Dinwiddie will wear jersey number 26, proudly representing the purple and gold on the court.