Homecoming Hero: Spencer Dinwiddie Signs with the Lakers, Returns to Los Angeles Roots

Spencer Dinwiddie, having participated in 28 NBA Playoff contests, brings valuable postseason experience to the Lakers.

Spencer Dinwiddie
Spencer Dinwiddie signs with the Lakers.

The Los Angeles Lakers have officially signed free agent guard Spencer Dinwiddie, a Los Angeles native. Dinwiddie, standing at 6’5” and weighing 212 pounds, joins the Lakers after a stint with the Brooklyn Nets this season, where he started in all 48 games, averaging 12.6 points, 3.3 rebounds, and 6.0 assists in 30.7 minutes.

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Throughout his NBA career spanning over nine seasons with various teams, including Brooklyn, Dallas, Washington, and Detroit, the 30-year-old guard has maintained career averages of 13.6 points, 3.1 rebounds, and 5.3 assists in 28.0 minutes.

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Dinwiddie, having participated in 28 NBA Playoff contests, brings valuable postseason experience to the Lakers. Rob Pelinka, Vice President of Basketball Operations and General Manager, expressed excitement about Dinwiddie’s return to his hometown, emphasizing his playmaking skills and aggressiveness. Pelinka highlighted Dinwiddie’s significance in providing depth during the team’s push toward the latter part of the season.

Selected 38th overall in the 2014 NBA Draft by the Detroit Pistons, Dinwiddie, a Taft High School graduate, is set to wear jersey No. 26 for the Lakers.

Pelinka welcomed Spencer Dinwiddie back to Los Angeles, emphasizing his journey from the city and expressing enthusiasm for him to wear the iconic Lakers uniform.

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