Nets star Spencer Dinwiddie had an intriguing response to Davis Bertans sitting out the season.
Wait, since when was Spencer Dinwiddie expected to re-up with the Brooklyn Nets after next year? Was that ever a thing? It’s been widely speculated he’d be rejecting his player option after 2020-2021 to hit free agency and cash out after back-to-back career years. With Kyrie Irving in town, it was even more of a foregone conclusion.
But now his wording in a tweet responding to Washington Wizards sharpshooter Davis Bertans sitting out the remainder of the NBA season perhaps has Nets fans confused. And so do his recent comments on “fitting in” with Irving and Kevin Durant.
Here’s what Dinwiddie had to say about his “extension” when weighing in on the Bertans situation and a possible lockout.
Are the Nets talking with him about an extension? Do they even have money to afford him with Irving and KD taking up a majority of the cap space for the next three years? Don’t forget, this was the guy ready to crowdsource ~$25 million in Bitcoin and then have the fans choose where he’d play next, so this seems a bit out of left field.
We certainly thought Dinwiddie would be keen on signing a big contract to be a starter elsewhere, but now with his comments about being “good” with averaging 14 and 10 on a potential championship-winning Nets team, and now alluding to an extension, it seems as if he may want to remain in Brooklyn and take on a lesser role.
The 27-year-old’s stock has never been this high. Before the NBA season was postponed, he was averaging 20.6 points, 6.8 assists and 3.5 rebounds per game across 64 contests — all of which are career highs.
Nets fans are loving the production, but when it comes to adding a third star alongside Irving and KD, there’s no doubt that will be prioritized over hammering out a deal with Dinwiddie — especially if the salary cap decreases, as he mentioned in his tweet.