Much like Kawhi Leonard, who signed with the L.A. Clippers in the summer of 2019 just weeks after winning an NBA title with Toronto, Brooklyn Nets combo guard Spencer Dinwiddie, who recently declined his $12.3 million player option, would love to play in his hometown of L.A. Whether the seven-year veteran prefers the Lakers or the Clippers is unknown, but what is known is that for either team to get him, it’s gonna take some real doing.
Both teams are expected to be well over the salary cap and neither has much in the way of first-round draft picks to offer. This is especially a problem when it comes to getting Dinwiddie, since he is expected to fetch a hefty sum despite playing only three games this season before partially tearing his ACL. (Dinwiddie rehabbed the entire time in Los Angeles.)
But, if the Clippers are truly dedicated to the idea of bringing in Dinwiddie, a player who could immediately add significant scoring punch and playmaking to a backcourt likely to lose Reggie Jackson to free agency, there’s one scenario in particular that might get the job done.