The Los Angeles Lakers may need to look to a rival contender to add more help this offseason for LeBron James and Anthony Davis. The Ringer’s Kevin O’Conner believes the Lakers are a possible landing spot for Nets guard Spencer Dinwiddie.
“It was reported that he’ll likely decline that [player option], and he’ll have a lot of teams after him,” O’Connor noted on The Ringer NBA Show. “It wouldn’t surprise me if we see him or the Nets try to weasel a way to a sign-and-trade situation, potentially. Some teams that had interest with him in the past, such as the Lakers, would have to do a sign-and-trade. So, we’ll see what happens there.”
There are two key things to watch when it comes to Dinwiddie’s future starting with his potential free-agent status. Dinwiddie has a player-option which he would need to decline to become a free agent.
This would make the Lakers a more likely option, but the team would need to pull off a sign-and-trade with the Nets to have a chance at the guard in this scenario. Finally, Dinwiddie’s health will be worth watching as the guard played in just three games before suffering a season-ending ACL injury.