There was no trade, but that doesn’t mean the Los Angeles Lakers are entirely standing pat.
Per Dave McMenamin of ESPN, the Lakers are considered among the favorites to sign guard Spencer Dinwiddie, who was traded from the Brooklyn Nets to the Toronto Raptors on Thursday. The Raptors intend to waive Dinwiddie, setting him up to sign anywhere.
Dinwiddie, 30, is a native of Los Angeles.
Along with the Lakers, Dinwiddie has been linked to the Dallas Mavericks, New Orleans Pelicans and Philadelphia 76ers.
He is averaging 12.6 points, 3.3 rebounds and 6.0 assists, shooing 39 percent from the field and 32 percent on 3-pointers. He carries NBA career averages of 13.6 points, 3.1 rebounds and 5.3 assists.
He played for the Mavs before, and has also spent time with the Nets, Detroit Pistons and Washington Wizards.
LA was linked to Atlanta Hawkjs guard Dejounte Murray, Raptors guard Bruce Brown and several Nets players, including Dinwiddie, before Thursday’s trade deadline. But they opted not to make a deal. Murray nor Brown were traded anywhere.
Dinwiddie will have to wait 48 ours after being waived before he can officially become a free agent.
He recorded 19 points and four assists in a game against the Lakers on January 19, with the Nets winning by 18 points in Los Angeles.
The Los Angeles Lakers are among the front runners to sign guard Spencer Dinwiddie when he clears waivers, sources tell ESPN. The 30-year-old L.A. native averaged 12.6 points and 6.0 assists for BKN this season.
— Dave McMenamin (@mcten) February 8, 2024