Lakers guard Spencer Dinwiddie clears the air on strange comment about Mavericks

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The Dallas Mavericks have been riding high for the past two weeks. On Wednesday, the team beat the San Antonio Spurs 116-93 to extend their winning streak to six games.

One difference for the Mavs has been the addition of P.J. Washington and Daniel Gafford. The team traded for both players at the trade deadline, hoping to improve their frontcourt.

The new duo has been a major asset for Dallas. In three games for the Mavs, Washington has averaged 8.6 points per game and 5.3 rebounds. He had his best performance Saturday when he had 15 points and five rebounds while shooting 60 percent from the field.

Lakers guard Spencer Dinwiddie clears the air on strange comment about Mavericks

On the other hand, Daniel Gafford has averaged 15 points per game and 12 rebounds while shooting 62.9 percent from the court. Against the Spurs, he poured in a double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds. Gafford also shot 71.4 percent from the field.

One player who could have added even more depth to the team is Spencer Dinwiddie. The former Maverick was close to signing with Dallas before choosing to play with the Los Angeles Lakers.

In an interview with reporters, Dinwiddie detailed his reasoning for signing with the Lakers.

His explanation was confusing and odd for NBA fans. It almost felt like an attack against the Mavs, as he might have labeled the franchise soft. It also felt like he could have disliked the team's culture and approach to things.

Other ideas could be that he wanted a more tougher approach with the Lakers.

However, whatever the case is, Dinwiddie tried to clear things up on social media. He explained that the decision was about comfort in the comment section of an Instagram post by Mavs Nation of Clutch Points.

"Bruh, it was about comfort zones," Dinwiddie said. "It ain’t shade. I literally said multiple times the most fun in my career to date has been Dallas."

It's possible Dinwiddie wanted a tougher challenge, as he felt at ease with Dallas. The former Mav played two seasons in Dallas, a team he loved playing for, and could be someone Dallas looks to sign in free agency this summer.

Dinwiddie was a part of the Mavs' 2022 Western Conference Finals run. In the 2022 playoffs, he averaged 14.2 points per game while shooting 41.7 percent from the 3-point line.

Before being traded, he averaged 17.7 points per game and 5.3 assists. He had started all 53 games for Dallas that season and became the team's primary shooting guard.

Now, Dinwiddie has become a spark off the bench for the Lakers. In his most recent game, he had 10 points, four assists, and two steals in 28 minutes of action. He also knocked down 50 percent of his attempted 3-pointers.

Either way, Dallas seems to be doing just fine with their new acquistions in Washington and Gafford. The team will look continue their winning Thursday against the Phoenix Suns.

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