Spencer Dinwiddie joined the Los Angeles Lakers hoping that he’d win a championship with the team. He brings great experience to the court and Lakers head coach Darvin Ham better get the best of it. Dinwiddie may not be the best addition to the team, but the Lakers decided to play smart ahead of the trade deadline. They didn’t make any major moves and got Dinwiddie off the buyout market. Analysts expect a bigger splash in the off, expecting a major trade move for Kyrie Irving or other top players.
So, how much is Dinwiddie getting from his new deal with the Lakers? The front office will give him $1,554,654 for his season with the team. If the Lakers win a title, Dinwiddie will get an extra dollar. You read it right. The Lakers will add a dollar to Dinwiddie’s base salary if he and his teammates grab another Larry O’Brien trophy.
This detail made a lot of headlines, but some would say it is not such a big deal. The Lakers didn’t make any moves and didn’t spend a lot of money to make new acquisitions. Dinwiddie averages 12.6 points, six assists, and 3.5 rebounds per game. Yes, Ham can definitely work with that.
Dinwiddie could help the Lakers win a championship
The Lakers have a few injured players right now. Dinwiddie joined the team at the right time. Ham will use him in rotations once everyone is healthy.
Christian Wood was really happy to see Dinwiddie join the Lakers. He even claims that he played a big role in his signing. Wood even took to his Instagram stories to wish Dinwiddie a warm welcome.
LA has enough time to repair damage caused by some of the unexpected losses players survived. They look good now and Ham has everything he needs to take the team to the playoffs. LeBron James is motivated to get a few more rings before he retires, so yes, the Lakers can definitely make the big game this season.