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Spencer Dinwiddie | Guard

Team: Detroit Pistons
Age / DOB:  (21) / 4/6/1993
Ht / Wt:  6'6' / 200
College: Colorado
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Spencer Dinwiddie scored a career-high 20 points against the Wizards on Saturday with four rebounds, eight assists, one steal and one 3-pointers in 23 minutes.
He was fantastic tonight and coach Stan Van Gundy went with the rookie down the stretch. Dinwiddie attempted good shots all night and he also wasn't too shabby on defense. As nice as this was, the Pistons are still going to give Reggie Jackson a lot of run most nights. Dinwiddie is only worth an add in deep leagues for now, but keep an eye on him for his upside in several fantasy categories. Feb 28 - 9:27 PM

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Spencer Dinwiddie came off the bench with Reggie Jackson starting on Sunday, going scoreless with one rebound, seven assists and two turnovers in 18 minutes.

Dinwiddie missed all six of his shot attempts and he's not a viable standard-league option, but a 20-minute role may be enough for value in deeper formats. He'd be an interesting pickup if Jackson got hurt, as Dinwiddie has per-36-minute averages of 10.1 points, 0.8 threes, 3.3 boards, 7.7 assists, 1.5 steals and 0.6 blocks.
Feb 22 - 6:53 PM

Pistons' head coach Stan Van Gundy said that Spencer Dinwiddie will play some minutes during Sunday's game against the Wizards.

Dinwiddie busted out with 12 points and nine assists during his first career start against the Bulls on Friday, and SVG said he earned some minutes with that performance. However, he needed 30 minutes to compile those numbers, and he'll now be fighting for reserve minutes with John Lucas III, with Reggie Jackson now available and locked into the starting lineup. People in deep leagues can watch Dinwiddie from the wire, but he’s very unlikely to enter the standard league equation as a reserve.
Feb 22 - 3:00 PM

Spencer Dinwiddie and John Lucas will compete with each other for backup minutes behind Reggie Jackson according to head coach Stan Van Gundy.

SVG said whoever plays will be matchup driven which makes it tough to own either player, so owners in deeper leagues will want to avoid this situation if possible. Jackson is going to see big minutes right out of the gate and should be a fantasy stud with the Pistons seeking a playoff berth, so there won't be a lot of minutes to go around for Dinwiddie and Lucas. Dinwiddie did flash some potential in Friday's game with 12 points, nine assists, three boards, three steals and one 3-pointer, but owners can simply monitor him from the waiver wire until further notice.
Feb 21 - 2:04 PM

Spencer Dinwiddie had a terrific game in his first NBA start on Friday, scoring 12 points with, three rebounds, nine assists, three steals and one 3-pointer on 5-of-9 from the field.

He was the best point guard on the floor, which is saying something considering he went up against a former MVP tonight. Dinwiddie had a ton of buzz last season at Colorado, but an ACL tear caused him to slide into the second round. As great as tonight was, Reggie Jackson will start on Sunday and push Dinwiddie to a reserve role.
Feb 21 - 1:00 AM

Spencer Dinwiddie will draw his first career start for Friday's game against the Bulls.

It looks like Reggie Jackson won't be making his Pistons' debut until Sunday, and Dinwiddie will get the call tonight. He hasn't done much so far this season, but in fairness the minutes haven't been there. He'll have plenty of opportunity to prove his worth tonight with John Lucas as his only backup, and he could prove to be worth the risk for those looking for a punt play in daily leagues.
Feb 20 - 12:08 PM

Spencer Dinwiddie picked up a DNP-CD on Wednesday against the Pacers.

John Lucas III has leapfrogged Dinwiddie, so it looks like he won't be making an impact in 2014-15. Dinwiddie has talent and is capable of filling it up, but owners in re-draft leagues can cut him loose. Lucas scored 10 points with six assists in 16 minutes.
Feb 4 - 9:34 PM

Pistons rookie Spencer Dinwiddie played 11 minutes behind D.J. Augustin on Sunday, finishing with two points on 1-of-4 shooting, one rebound, two assists and one block.

This was the sixth time all season that Dinwiddie has logged 10+ minutes and he's something of an enigma, but deep-league owners might as well stash him now that he's the Pistons' primary backup PG. The biggest concern is his developing offense -- he's shooting 31.3 percent in limited action (17.6 from downtown), which might tank his value in typical formats.
Jan 25 - 10:18 PM

Spencer Dinwiddie played seven minutes against the Bucks on Saturday with four points, two rebounds, two assists and one steal.

He hasn't had a great run in the NBA, averaging just 3.0 points, 2.1 dimes, 0.4 steals and 0.4 treys on 31.0 percent from the field. Dinwiddie does have a lot of talent, he was coach Stan Van Gundy's first draft pick with the team, and the Pistons are now likely going to make him their backup point guard with Brandon Jennings (foot) going down tonight. Keep an eye on him in deep leagues with his decent upside.
Jan 24 - 10:23 PM

Spencer Dinwiddie has been recalled from the D-League.

Dinwiddie isn't going to be a major part of the Pistons' rotation, and he can safely remain on the waiver wire in most leagues.
Jan 20 - 4:52 PM

Spencer Dinwiddie and Luigi Datome have been sent down to the NBA D-League on Wednesday.

Both players won't be in the rotation for the Pistons for the foreseeable future so they can continue to be ignored in most leagues. Dinwiddie holds some value in keeper leagues, though.
Jan 14 - 1:13 PM

Head coach Stan Van Gundy has altered his plan for rookie Spencer Dinwiddie, and it appears that he will be sent down to the NBA D-League again next week.

"He is an important part of our team and our future, so we don't want him gone for two weeks at a stretch where nobody sees him," Van Gundy said of recalling Dinwiddie. "He needs to play, but he also needs to reconnect with teammates. If something happens to one of our point guards, that changes. But that's the plan right now. We're trying to balance his need to play and the need to have him around our team." SVG previously said that he wanted to give Dinwiddie more playing time, but the Pistons recent surge up the standings changed his stance dramatically. Unless Brandon Jennings or D.J. Augustin goes down with an injury, Dinwiddie can be ignored in most leagues.
Source: NBA.com
Jan 10 - 10:15 AM

The Pistons have recalled Spencer Dinwiddie from the D-League.

As the third-string point guard on Detroit's roster, there's no reason to get excited about Dinwiddie in standard leagues. Leave him on the wire.
Jan 8 - 2:54 PM

Spencer Dinwiddie was sent down to the D-League on Wednesday.

He's not really in the rotation now, so the Pistons will want him to get some playing time to develop. Dinwiddie could be the point guard of the future, but he's not worth owning in almost all redraft leagues.
Wed, Dec 31, 2014 04:19:00 PM

Spencer Dinwiddie is expected to see time at point guard in the rotation.

"I do think we've got to get Spencer playing time. We cannot hit the end of the season and now know who our guys are or who we think they can be," Van Gundy said. SVG also dismissed the idea of the D-League as an evaluator for the rookie, so with just Brandon Jennings and DJ Augustin ahead of him on the depth chart, Dinwiddie is someone to monitor in deeper formats right now.
Source: NBA.com
Mon, Dec 22, 2014 09:27:00 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Reggie Jackson
2Spencer Dinwiddie
3John Lucas
4Brandon Jennings
SG1Kentavious Caldwell-Pope
2Jodie Meeks
3Cartier Martin
SF1Caron Butler
2Tayshaun Prince
3Quincy Miller
PF1Greg Monroe
2Anthony Tolliver
3Shawne Williams
C1Andre Drummond
2Joel Anthony