Brooklyn Nets guard Spencer Dinwiddie is sure to be thrown around in hypothetical trade packages this offseason. What you might not expect is him to be the suspect of such actions.
I mean, who better to concoct a trade hypothetical surrounding Spencer Dinwiddie than, you know…Spencer Dinwiddie? The Brooklyn Nets guard has been no stranger to Twitter since the NBA took its hiatus back on March 12 in response to Rudy Gobert contracting COVID-19, but even this came as a bit of a surprise from the 26-year-old.
In response to the news that the Chicago Bulls are in the market for a new executive, Dinwiddie made his sale pitch to land the gig. His first move as GM? Trading himself to his new employer.
The Nets are entering an offseason filled with personnel uncertainty. It’s actually in the realm of possibility that Dinwiddie gets moved, especially if that means attracting that elusive ‘third star’ or acquiring assets deemed more complementary to the roster. Still, I didn’t necessarily expect Dinwiddie to effectively deal himself in a hypothetical package. Never a dull moment on his Twitter feed.
But the shenanigans did not halt there, no sir. That was just the first order of business. An executive’s job never stops, especially if he is in the midst of a rebuild/retool.
Now you have a Bulls roster that looks like the following:
That’s not bad. Credit Spencer for acknowledging the importance of rounding out the tail end of the rotation with plug-and-play wing defenders that enhance the team’s dynamic. He might just have a promising second career once he hangs up his signature K8IROS’.
He also made it abundantly clear: it’s managing a roster or bust. Don’t ask him to coach, ever.
We’re all dealing with these moments of self-isolation in our own unique ways. Some have taken up new hobbies, perhaps upping their games in the kitchen, maybe dusting off that Stephen King novel they’ve been meaning to get around to for too long than they’d like to admit, or, if you’re like me, dropping down with your boys in Warzone to meet your inevitable doom in the Gulag.
But if you’re Spencer Dinwiddie, you’re either rewatching old highlights on YouTube or trading yourself on your favorite social media platform. There’s no shame in that. You got to have fun somehow.