Brooklyn Nets: Breaking down the guard situation

NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 21: D'Angelo Russell
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Spencer Dinwiddie

One of the better feel-good stories in the NBA this season, Spencer Dinwiddie proved last season he belongs in this league. Many felt the Nets were wrong two years ago for choosing him over Yogi Ferrell; however, he proved the doubters wrong with a stellar 2017-18 season.

With Lin and Russell hurt, Kenny Atkinson called Dinwiddie’s number and he did not disappoint. He averaged 12.6 points, 6.6 assists and 3.2 rebounds per game. He also had one of the best assist-to-turnover ratio in the league.

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His play this season was good enough that he is a finalist for the Most Improved Player award. He also won the Taco Bell Skills Competition during All-Star weekend.

Spencer also proved he was a reliable player in the clutch. Some of his clutch baskets included a deep 3 to beat the Cleveland Cavaliers, a floater to beat the Minnesota Timberwolves and a layup with almost no time remaining to beat the Detroit Pistons.

With his improved play, there’s no surprise there have been thoughts among Nets fans of trading him. A buy low/sell high sort of thing.

However, Dinwiddie could play a big role for the Nets whether he starts or comes off the bench. The best part about the Nets guard situation is that Dinwiddie, Lin and Russell can all play the point guard position.

That being said, Dinwiddie will most likely play in the starting lineup sharing the ball-handling duties with Russell. If by chance he is on the second unit, he might be seen as more of a shooting guard and scoring option paired with Lin.