Spencer Dinwiddie may not be part of Brooklyn’s championship battle next season.
The Nets guard rejected his $12.3 million player option For the 2021-22 season, According to Kristian Winfield of the New York Daily News, Let him become an unrestricted free agent this summer. Winfield reported that Dinwiddie partially tore his right anterior cruciate ligament in the game against the Hornets on December 27, and almost missed the entire 2020-21 season. He is “unlikely” to re-sign with the Nets.
A source told the “Daily News” that the combined guard wanted to go home or “want that bag”.
“Home is the preferred destination,” a source told the “Daily News.” “But he also wants to ensure his financial future.”
Dinwiddie’s hometown is Los Angeles, where he recovered from a torn ACL at Phenom Sports Performance throughout the season.
Dinwiddie is a bit like a wild card in the free agency market. In the last full season in Brooklyn, he averaged 20.6 points, 6.8 assists and 3.5 rebounds per game, but his efficiency throughout his career was not high (41.0% shooting from the field and 41.0% from the three-point field. 31.8%). As for any health issues, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic, the 28-year-old has been allowed to participate in all basketball activities.
Nets free agent Spencer Dinwiddie’s surgical surgeon Dr. Riley Williams said that he is already fully able to participate in all basketball activities. Dinwiddie recovered from a partial ACL tear in just over five months. He entered the free agency market as one of the top point guards in the market.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) June 22, 2021
If Dinwiddie decides to join the Clippers or the Lakers, the Nets can send him to Los Angeles as part of the sign-and-change. Brooklyn general manager Sean Marks hinted at this possibility in a media interview at the end of the season.
“At that time we will deal with Spencer,” Max says“Obviously Spencer has put himself in a position to ensure his long-term future. We are obviously happy to play a role in this regard, whether it is here or whether we can help him. But we will focus on this in the future.”
Outside of Los Angeles, Winfield mentioned that the Mavericks are a team interested in Dinwiddie.