2. SG Spencer Dinwiddie
Dinwiddie evolved from a G League player into a legit 20 point per game scorer, so his role as a Sixth Man off the bench next to Brooklyn’s superstars could’ve been ideal for player and club alike. Unfortunately, Dinwiddie was lost thanks to an ACL injury, limiting him to just three games this season.
Dinwiddie has a player option that would pay him eight figures next year, but the expectation, per Adrian Wojnarowski, is that he will decline that option and become an unrestricted free agent. It might be too tough for the Nets to retain him next year.
Spencer Dinwiddie could leave the Brooklyn Nets for more playing time.
Dinwiddie could sign a one-year “prove it” deal elsewhere in which he shows the league that he can be an elite scorer post-injury. He will not be given that same freedom on the offensive ends on a Nets team that won’t even put him in the starting lineup. Dinwiddie is better off rebuilding his value elsewhere.
Sure, losing Dinwiddie, one of the few holdovers from the Kenny Atkinson days, would be tough, but the Nets could use the money they would acquire by letting Dinwiddie go to find a replacement. If he leaves, Dinwiddie will get a chance to make his next big multi-year contract that much sweeter.