1. Spencer Dinwiddie
Spencer Dinwiddie’s departure makes sense in retrospect since he suffered an injury that is pretty damning.
However, that’s what stings the most. He was supposed to be here for the long haul. He was supposed to be the Big 3’s running mate. And now he’s just…gone.
The immediate impact of an ACL tear can truly affect the ambiance of any team. However, the long-term effects may not be truly seen until we see how the duration of this season pans out. Regardless, whether he bounces back full-strength somewhere else or not, it’s easy to feel like Brooklyn was robbed.
Dinwiddie was a major key in his earlier seasons where he was racking up stats and accolades that many reserve players just don’t acquire. Even throughout the duration of his adversity he faced, he brought a mindset that showed his desire to get back on the court and contribute is just something that can’t be replicated.
Dinwiddie’s been able to bounce back from his injury, so much so that he was ahead of schedule with his recovery. The positive that comes out of it is the Washington Wizards will have a decent replacement in what they lost from Russell Westbrook.
Nonetheless, we’ll never get to see how Dinwiddie would perform on his comeback tour in a Nets uniform. His future will be exceptionally bright in playing with the Wizards, and it may make for a good matchup this season to watch for.