Lakers showing trade interest in Nets’ Spencer Dinwiddie

With the NBA trade deadline looming, the Los Angeles Lakers are exploring every possible avenue to emerge from their current run of mediocrity.Spencer Dinwiddie

And you can add Brooklyn Nets guard Spencer Dinwiddie to the long list of players on LA’s radar, per Matt Moore of Action Network.

“The Lakers are known to have interest in Spencer Dinwiddie and is likely to generate a market before the deadline,” Moore wrote.

The Nets are believed to be making everyone outside of forwards Mikal Bridges and Cam Johnson available in potential trades.

Meanwhile, the Lakers have expressed interest in at least seven other players. Along with Dinwiddie, that reportedly includes Brooklyn forwards Royce O’Neale and Dorian Finney-Smith.

Los Angeles is also making most everyone available ahead of the Feb. 8 trade deadline, with the exception of LeBron James, Anthony Davis, guard Austin Reaves and perhaps guard/forward Jarred Vanderbilt.

Dinwiddie, 30, is averaging 13.5 points, 3.6 rebounds and 6.1 assists, shooting 39 percent from the field and 33 percent on 3-pointers. He is in the final year of his contract and due $18.9 million this season.

It may not hurt that he is also a Los Angeles native, or that he recorded 19 points, three rebounds and four assists in the Nets’ upset win over the Lakers on Jan. 19.

He carries NBA career averages of 13.7 points, 3.1 rebounds and 5.3 assists with the Nets, Detroit Pistons, Washington Wizards and Dallas Mavericks.

The Lakers entered Sunday night’s home game vs. the Portland Trail Blazers at 21-22 and in 10th place in the Western Conference. They also have been linked to Atlanta Hawks guard Dejounte Murray, Charlotte Hornets point guard Terry Rozier, Blazers forward Jerami Grant, and Toronto Raptors wings Bruce Brown and Gary Trent Jr.

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