Spencer Dinwiddie did a lot of things well Wednesday night, as he led the Brooklyn Nets with seven rebounds and eight assists.
But his shot continues to run cold this preseason. Dinwiddie was just 1-for-6 and missed all three of his attempts from 3-point range and for the preseason is now shooting 28 percent overall and 1-for-10 from long range.
One thing Dinwiddie is doing while running the offense is not taking the ball out quite as high as D’Angelo Russell does when initiating the offense. That has helped the Nets get into their sets more quickly, but also creates some spacing problems, particularly in the pick-and-roll.
Joe Harris didn’t play badly in his first start of the preseason and was one of only two Brooklyn Nets to finish the night with a positive plus/minus.
Harris’ 3-point touch is still a bit off, as his 1-for-4 effort leaves him at 5-for-17 on the preseason.
But Harris was active defensively and on the glass, scoring a nifty putback when the Raptors ignored him while boxing out.
He also vanished — as did much of the squad — after halftime, with just two points and a rebound to go with a turnover in 12 minutes after the break.