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Spencer Dinwiddie is the new Laker, how Pelinka pulled off the signing

By James Brown

Spencer Dinwiddie is the new Laker, how Pelinka pulled off the signing

The Lakers were aggressive on the buyout market as they landed the top player available and were pursued by multiple NBA teams

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The LA Lakers fans were left disappointed with the lack of moves in the NBA's trade deadline, but GM Rob Pelinka recently revealed that there wasn't a deal available for them that could make them a contending team for this season.

Pelinka was fast to act in the buyout market, getting their top priority and the best player available on it that was pursued for different NBA teams, the point guard Spencer Dinwiddie. It has been revealed how Pelinka was able to pull the deal off.

"Spencer Dinwiddie is signing for $1.5 million for the second half of the Lakers season, sources tell me and @ShamsCharania. The Lakers were able to offer Dinwiddie more than a minimum contract due to not using their full non-taxpayer mid-level exception on Gabe Vincent." Via NBA insider Jovan Buha of The Athletic.

Dinwiddie is a welcome addition to the team, as coach Darvin Ham has had for most of the season only D'Angelo Russell for the point guard position with Gabe Vincent being out most of the campaign. Vincent was only available for five games.

LeBron James spoke on the team having different ballhandlers

“But obviously we got a lot of ball handlers too so the ball is not always in my hands, which is OK. AR handles the ball, DLo handles the ball, AD handles the ball. I think with Skylar’s minutes he’s even handled the ball and done well too. Tonight worked well for us and I was happy that guys were able to finish.” Said LeBron. The team got another ball handler with the addition of PG Spencer Dinwiddie.


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