Spencer Dinwiddie had a relatively quiet 2020-21 campaign. He’s in line to change that this offseason.
The 28-year-old guard sat out for nearly all of this season after suffering a partial ACL tear. There were rumblings that he could return late in the Nets’ playoff run but before that theory was put to the test, Brooklyn was sent packing at the hands of the Bucks.
Now in offseason mode and cleared for basketball-related activities, Dinwiddie has declined the player option on his contract for next season. In reference to a long-term deal, Dinwiddie “wants the bag” per Kristian Winfield of New York Daily News. Below is an excerpt from Winfield’s report.
“Dinwiddie, however, is unlikely to return to the Nets after taking a below-market-value three-year deal worth around $34 million. A source told The Daily News the combo guard wants to go home, or ‘wants the bag.’ ‘Home is the preferred destination,’ the source told The Daily News. ‘But he wants to secure his financial future, too.'”
For Dinwiddie, home would be Los Angeles. Neither the Clippers nor Lakers have the immediate cap space to sign him, though. Winfield adds that a sign-and-trade is the only realistic possibility. Less than two years ago, the former Piston and Net averaged 20.6 points and 6.8 assists per game. He’ll make his next team happy, but it remains to be seen which squad that will be.
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