2. Spencer Dinwiddie
Dinwiddie has been the team’s starting point guard this season, and this is his seventh year in Brooklyn. He was part of the Nets for five years from 2016 to 2021. Dinwiddie was their sixth man in the team’s surprise 2019 playoff run and returned to Brooklyn in the trade that sent Kyrie Irving to Dallas.
The 30-year-old point guard is struggling this season. He is shooting just 39.1 percent from the field and 31.7 percent on his 3-point attempts through 31 games. Dinwiddie is averaging 14.3 points, 6.5 assists, 4.1 rebounds, and 0.9 steals in 31.9 minutes per contest. The Nets need more efficiency and production if they plan on getting back to the playoffs.
The veteran is on a $20.3 million expiring contract. He was the Mavericks' sixth man during their 2022 run to the conference finals, including dropping 30 points in their Game 7 destruction of the Suns. He averaged 16.5 points per game during the 2023 playoffs and can help a contender.
Finding a 6’5 guard who can make plays, get buckets, and run an offense is not easy. Dinwiddie has spent the majority of his career in Brooklyn, but does he want to sign an extension? If not, the Nets should shop him before the deadline. He is comfortable starting or coming off the bench and would likely net a late first-round pick or a handful of second-rounders if Brooklyn decides to move him.