Among the possible trade targets the Los Angeles Lakers might consider this offseason, Spencer Dinwiddie emerges as an intriguing option.
It is that time of the year. With free agency set to begin in 10 days, every name is brought up in trade rumors and conversations, whether they are effectively available or not. No one (besides LeBron James and a few other) is virtually untouchable.
The last player mentioned in this ocean of whispers and possibilities is Spencer Dinwiddie of the Brooklyn Nets.
Dinwiddie represented a beacon of accountability and leadership these last seasons for the Nets, the one always present when in need to keep the boat afloat, while the ones supposed to do it were not available.
Brooklyn on its part was the place that salvaged his career, where he was given the chance to prove himself in the NBA when almost out of the league.
A really steady presence for the franchise, a foundational piece of the culture built in the borough. Yet, he now might fall victim of the superstar frenzy that hit the Nets when they signed Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant, which already led to the firing of head coach Kenny Atkinson.
As it is known, the team intends to re-sign free agent Joe Harris by any means, and this will leave them without the flexibility to possibly bring back the Californian point guard once he becomes a free agent next summer or the one after (he has a player option for 2021/22).
The front office is probably looking now with regret at the mistake it made in signing DeAndre Jordan to a $40 million, four-year deal. But maybe it was instrumental in bringing in Irving and Durant.
As such, the Nets are said to be possibly looking to ship Dinwiddie next month in a trade that help them net some piece that immediately fits around the two superstars. They will be possibly looking for more 3&D players to surround them.
In all this, the Los Angeles Lakers possibly in need to rebuild their roster for another championship run, might come in as potential suitors of the 26-year-old.