Former Mavericks guard flames Lakers' Spencer Dinwiddie for questionable comment

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One of the biggest storylines following the Dallas Mavericks' trades for Daniel Gafford and P.J. Washington was their pursuit of Spencer Dinwiddie on the buyout market.

The Mavs needed another guard off the bench, and Dinwiddie returning to Dallas seemed like a dream scenario for both sides. Dinwiddie would get to play for the team that reached the Western Conference Finals with him as a focal point while also playing a big role next to Luka Doncic.

It came down to Dinwiddie picking between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Mavs, and he picked the Lakers.

Former Mavericks guard flames Lakers' Spencer Dinwiddie for questionable comment

Dinwiddie's reasoning behind the decision was strange, as the way he described his decision was a bit cryptic, but he later explained that this decision was based on comfort zones.

So far in Los Angeles, Dinwiddie is averaging 6.2 points, 1.1 rebounds, and 2.8 assists per game while shooting 40.5 percent from the field and 37.5 percent from downtown. Dinwiddie has had a small role in Los Angeles, and the numbers back that up, and recently he made a cryptic comment that seemed like a complaint regarding his role.

Dinwiddie said that he is "in a Reggie Bullock role getting graded on a Spencer scale sometimes."

This comment is Dinwiddie saying that he is in a small role but gets graded like he has a big role, but him bringing up Reggie Bullock seems a bit unnecessary. He later says that Bullock was a key piece for Dallas and his friend, but Dinwiddie also makes it clear that he thinks he is good enough to be in a bigger role.

Dinwiddie knew that he was going to be in a smaller role in Los Angeles, but it seems like it would have worked much better for both sides if he joined Doncic and the Mavs.

While it doesn't seem like Bullock was trying to throw shots at Bullock with this quote, it still didn't make much sense to bring his former teammate into this.

Bullock obviously saw what Dinwiddie said, and took to some Instagram comments on a post by Basketball Coverage in response to Dinwiddie's comment my saying "MY ROLE FED MY FAMILY FOR 11 years, and countinggggggg! The glory of playing in paradise ain’t always sweet king! NOW GO PERFECT MY ROLE AND KEEP YALL SEED."

Bullock obviously didn't take much offense to what Dinwiddie said, but he also made sure to let him know that his role was crucial and it got him to where he is today.

Both comments by Bullock and Dinwiddie don't seem malicious, but the way Dinwiddie went about this was strange.

Doncic and the Mavs' next game is on Friday night against the Sacramento Kings.

For all the latest on Luka Doncic and the Dallas Mavericks for the remainder of the regular season and heading into the playoffs, stay tuned.