Spencer Dinwiddie was in attendance for the Los Angeles Lakers' win over the New Orleans Pelicans on Friday. He was not wearing a military uniform. Instead, he was among the fans sitting next to Lakers vice president of basketball operations Rob Pelinka.
The recruitment trip was a success, too According to Sham Charania of The AthleticDinwiddie will sign with the Lakers once he clears waivers on Saturday.
Los Angeles wasn't Dinwiddie's only encounter this week after he was traded from the Brooklyn Nets to the Toronto Raptors and later waived. He also met up with his old team, the Dallas Mavericks, while they were in New York to play the Knicks.
The 30-year-old guard averaged 12.6 points and six assists per game on 39.1% shooting and a 32% success rate from 3-point range.
There were no trades made by the Lakers before Thursday's NBA trade deadline, and at 28-26 and ninth in the Western Conference, some new faces could help.
Both LeBron James and Anthony Davis talked about the possibility of adding Dinwiddie after Friday's game and were eager to add him.
“Another playmaker, another ball handler, another shot maker. Another guy, another veteran. James said, via the Los Angeles Times. “Any time you can add a veteran with that ability, it helps. So we'll see what happens.”
“Obviously we saw what he did with Brooklyn, what he did with Dallas where he made big plays for them,” Davis said. “He's an established player.”