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Los Angeles Lakers point guard Spencer Dinwiddie, having predominantly started games since 2019, adjusts to a bench role after joining the Lakers as a free agent.

Dinwiddie, previously a key figure for the Brooklyn Nets, acknowledges the shift in his role, and is willing to contribute as part of a larger team dynamic.

Despite his diminished minutes and altered responsibilities, Dinwiddie remains confident in his abilities and sees himself as a valuable asset to the Lakers’ roster.

“Obviously, the way shit shook out in Brooklyn kind of put me more so in this box than my game being in that box. It’s not like I’m 35 or coming off injury or washed or anything. … Like, I’m one of them guys. Let’s not get it twisted. But I also understand being a part of a bigger unit,” Dinwiddie said, per Jovan Buha.

The 30-year-old guard attributes his change in status to circumstances rather than a decline in his skills.

Prior to joining the Lakers, Dinwiddie was averaging 12.6 points, 6 assists and 3.3 rebounds in 30.7 minutes per game for the Nets.

His numbers dropped to 4.7 points, 2.7 assists and 1.1 rebounds in 23.4 minutes per game for the Lakers. Dinwiddie has started once in 14 appearances for the Lakers so far.