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Fans Worry About Darvin Ham’s Plans For Spencer Dinwiddie

Darvin Ham. Photo via Getty Images Veteran point guard Spencer Dinwiddie is expected to sign with the Los Angeles Lakers. Vincent Carchietta/USA Today sports

Darvin Ham is cooking up interesting plans for Spencer Dinwiddie and the Los Angeles Lakers. However, the basketball community isn’t too stoked to see what the head coach has planned.

What Are Darvin Ham’s Plans For Spencer Dinwiddie?

The Lakers recently signed the 30-year-old guard, and the head coach already has plans for him. However, fans have already experienced it and are not looking forward to it again.

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Adding a good ball-handler to the roster helps cover holes in the team. However, having a solid player for a role won’t precisely fix problems unless a coach properly utilizes them.

The Athletic’s Jovan Buha details how Ham plans to use Dinwiddie’s skill set. He will add him to a three-guard lineup with D’Angelo Russell and Austin Reaves.

This isn’t the first time the head coach utilized this blueprint for a closing lineup. However, it hasn’t provided solid results to continue doing. Despite that, he’s confident that this setup will find success.

Furthermore, Ham explained to reporters after practice that Dinwiddie’s defensive and offensive skill set, paired with his size, will help him land a spot in a closing lineup.

Fans Aren’t A Fan Of It

It’s rare for the NBA community to agree on a topic unanimously. However, the Lakers coach seems to have united the fanbase.

Many have seen how this three-guard lineup worked out, and it’s not always effective. This idea started last season with a core of Russell Westbrook, Patrick Beverley, Dennis Schroder, and Lonnie Walker.

However, it provided lukewarm results—not enough to warrant consistent use of that specific lineup. As such, fans are quickly rallying to question the move and even complain about it.

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Time will tell if reusing this formula will return dividends for the team or if it’ll continue to be mediocre.

Do you think the three-guard lineup will work?