5 Former Lakers Still Unemployed After Free Agency Week 1

Now that the first week of NBA free agency is in the books, here's a look at five former Los Angeles Lakers players who are still looking for a job.
Talen Horton-Tucker is one of five Lakers who's still unemployed.
Talen Horton-Tucker is one of five Lakers who's still unemployed. / Darren Yamashita-USA TODAY Sports
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3. Spencer Dinwiddie, PG/SG

When it comes to recent Lakers, Spencer Dinwiddie is still one player who's looking for a job.

The veteran point guard joined team on a one-year deal in February after being waived by the Toronto Raptors following a trade form the Brooklyn Nets. Dinwiddie was expected to served as D'Angelo Russell's backup after averaging 12.6 points and 6.0 assists across 48 games with the Nets.

But much to most Lakers fans' dismay, Dinwiddie didn't live up to the hype. Even though his efficiency improved following the move, the 31-year-old's playing time dropped by more than six minutes upon joining Darvin Ham's lineup. Unsurprisingly, his production soon suffered as he only averaged 6.1 PTS/1.6 REB/2.1 AST with .388/.379/.836 splits across 33 games between the regular season and playoffs.

Dinwiddie — who signed a three-year, $54 million contract not too long ago — is now left looking for his next NBA destination. He's young enough (31) to still have something left in the tank, however, it remains to be seen if his finish to the 2023-24 season was a fluke or his new norm.

If it's the latter, work is going to be tough to come by.