What a Nets-Heat Spencer Dinwiddie trade could look like

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - DECEMBER 13: Spencer Dinwiddie #26 of the Brooklyn Nets (Photo by Sarah Stier/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - DECEMBER 13: Spencer Dinwiddie #26 of the Brooklyn Nets (Photo by Sarah Stier/Getty Images) /

The Brooklyn Nets might’ve sent most of their draft capital to the Houston Rockets in exchange for James Harden, but that doesn’t mean Sean Marks is done adding ahead of the 2021 Trade Deadline. Spencer Dinwiddie might still be on the move, and the Miami Heat are reportedly interested in his services.

While Dinwiddie averaged just 6.7 points per game in the three games he played alongside Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving this season, but the fact he averaged over 20 points per game last season proves that when healthy and given a good chunk of shots, he can be a genuinely impactful scorer on offense.

Dinwiddie and his $11 million salary could still easily be traded, however, as the Nets have yet to rule the impending free agent out for the year despite his knee injury. The Miami Heat and Detroit Pistons have reportedly inquired about a potential Dinwiddie trade.

Miami might have more incentive to get a deal done given how they’re also likely going to the playoffs, but they lack draft picks. Despite that, the Nets might be able to get a somewhat pleasing package in exchange for Dinwiddie.

This Brooklyn Nets trade could send Spencer Dinwiddie to the Miami Heat.

Bradley might not have returned to the Disney bubble for the Los Angeles Lakers last season, but he is still one of the very best perimeter defenders in the league. Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot’s minutes would completely evaporate if Bradley, who is also a 42% 3-point shooter, is able to return to full health for Brooklyn.

Harkless has rarely seen the floor this season, but he is still a quality shooter, and the native New Yorker and St. John’s alum might be able to find a more consistent role if he ends up back in Brooklyn.

Dinwiddie could be signed to a new contract, a move that would make the Heat look like huge winners in this trade, but the uncertainty around his health and free agency status could prevent him from either committing to Miami long-term or picking up his player option for next season.

If this deal happens, Dinwiddie gets a chance to contribute on offense to a title contender, while the Nets get some more defensive depth pieces that could help them in their quest for a championship. This will be hard to pull off, but it is certainly doable.

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