Lakers final month stock watch: 2 risers, 2 fallers

With a month left in the regular season, two Lakers have been on the rise while two others have been dwindling.
Anthony Davis, Victor Wembanyama, Los Angeles Lakers
Anthony Davis, Victor Wembanyama, Los Angeles Lakers / Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports
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Faller: Spencer Dinwiddie

Leading up the trade deadline, there were talks that the Lakers could be up to something big. Mentions of Dejounte Murray, Donovan Mitchell and others were frequent, and the general feeling was that Rob Pelinka and the front office had something up their sleeves to give this fringe playoff team a boost.

But in the end, the deadline came and passed, and LA did not end up making any moves at the deadline. It was revealed that plans shifted, and the Lakers planned to instead craft a more major move for the upcoming offseason instead. In the meantime, the only roster move the team made was signing free agent Spencer Dinwiddie on a minimum deal.

They hoped that Dinwiddie would essentially fill the hole left by the injured Gabe Vincent, who has only played one game since October due to injury. But unfortunately, Spencer has been a massive disappointment. Since his arrival and his first game with the franchise on February 13, his production has already been declining.

It is not like he was expected to contribute a lot, but Dinwiddie has still fallen short of what was expected of him. His scoring numbers and assist totals have all gone down from last month to this month, and he is seeing the floor less as a result.