4 Lakers on Thin Ice After JJ Redick's Official Hiring

With J.J. Redick being hired as the next Lakers head coach, these four Los Angeles players have found themselves on the thinnest of ice.
Which Lakers will be on thin ice now that J.J. Redick has been hired?
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2. Spencer Dinwiddie, PG/SG

Vincent wasn't the only guard who underperformed with the Lakers in 2023-24.

Looking to add some backcourt depth ahead of the postseason, the Lakers signed Spencer Dinwiddie following this year's trade deadline. The veteran PG looked great with the Brooklyn Nets in the first half of the campaign, averaging 12.6 points, 4.7 assists, and 2.7 rebounds with over 30 minutes played.

While Dinwiddie had his moments here and there, his time in Los Angeles was largely forgettable. The ex-Colorado product was less effective without the ball in his hands more often, averaging just 6.8 points, 2.4 assists, and 1.7 rebounds across 28 regular-season games with the Lakers. His playing time then dropped by about 10 minutes when the playoffs began and, unsurprisingly, his production did as well (3.0 PTS/1.6 AST/1.4 REB).

Dinwiddie might have some juice left in the tank, but I don't see him coming back to the Lakers next season. He needs to hold the ball more often and thats just not going to happen when he's playing with LeBron James (and D'Angelo Russell, if he's brought back).

Veterans like Dinwiddie are easily replaceable, so don't be shocked if Redick goes with a backup PG who better fits his vision.