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Spencer Dinwiddie | Guard

Team: Detroit Pistons
Age / DOB:  (22) / 4/6/1993
Ht / Wt:  6'6' / 200
College: Colorado
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Spencer Dinwiddie could again see extended minutes during Tuesday's game against the Cavs.
Dinwiddie went through Tuesday's shootaround as the backup point guard, and it looks like Stan Van Gundy is ready to give the second-year guard some increased opportunity with how badly Steve Blake has struggled this season. That being said, Dinwiddie is unlikely to exceed the 20-minute mark as a reserve, so there's no reason to give him a second thought in standard fantasy leagues. Nov 17 - 4:05 PM
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Spencer Dinwiddie looked great in 24 minutes off the bench vs. the Lakers, posting 17 points (6-of-9 FGs, 4-of-5 FTs) with one 3-pointer, two boards and four assists.

Dinwiddie had one seven-minute appearance prior to this game, but Stan Van Gundy was consciously going deeper into his rotation to give his starters some rest tonight. He played well enough to earn minutes going forward, but is unlikely to have standard-league relevance while Reggie Jackson and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope are healthy.
Nov 16 - 12:26 AM

Stan Van Gundy praised Spencer Dinwiddie's improvement during the preseason.

I’ve been happy with him. He’s played a lot better," Van Gundy said. "I thought early in the preseason he was not real solid. He was very up and down. But over the last four games, I think he was good." Expected to serve as the third point guard behind Reggie Jackson and Steve Blake, Dinwiddie will have a hard time finding minutes on any kind of regular basis. Don't forget that Brandon Jennings' (Achilles) return is looming, as well.
Oct 26 - 11:08 AM

Spencer Dinwiddie will start at point guard for the Pistons on Tuesday.

With Reggie Jackson (Achilles) out for a few days, Dinwiddie will see all the minutes he can handle against the Pacers on Tuesday. Dinwiddie doesn't have much fantasy value in standard leagues, but he could see a value boost to start the regular season if Reggie Jackson's injury turns out to be worse than expected.
Oct 6 - 12:39 PM

Pistons' head coach Stan Van Gundy said that he believes Spencer Dinwiddie can emerge as a "really good, young player" for Detroit.

"We like Spencer and we think he’s got a chance to be a really good, young player," said Van Gundy. Dinwiddie could be one of the first guards off the bench as Brandon Jennings recovers from his Achilles injury, although he'll first need to earn his minutes over veteran Steve Blake. Dinwiddie is talented, but the situation he's in isn't great for his fantasy value, so he can be ignored in most leagues on draft day.
Sep 26 - 1:30 PM

Spencer Dinwiddie said that he is hoping to protect the ball a lot better next season.

"The most disappointing thing was my turnovers; I had too many," Dinwiddie said of his performance last season. "I didn’t shoot the ball as well as I would’ve liked. Last season my assist-to-turnover ratio was 3 to 1, so that’s a bigger sample size then the summer league games. I’m a confident guy. My plan is to go into camp and be the best player on the floor. Obviously we have Reggie [Jackson] and he’s our franchise player, so being the best player on the floor hopefully would give me the backup spot." Brandon Jennings (Achilles) may not be ready for opening night, so Dinwiddie will have to battle with Steve Blake for the backup PG slot.
Aug 21 - 12:32 PM

Spencer Dinwiddie struggled in the Pistons' Summer League win on Sunday, scoring five points on 1-of-6 shooting with three rebounds, six assists and six turnovers.

He was visibly frustrated and had a tough time vs. Nate Wolters, who finished with 18 points on 7-of-12 shooting for the Clips. Dinwiddie wasn't turnover prone in 34 games as a rookie, but he did shoot just 30.2 percent from the field -- he's unlikely to be a viable fantasy target with Brandon Jennings and (possibly) Reggie Jackson in Detroit's backcourt.
Jul 5 - 2:51 PM

Spencer Dinwiddie scored 14 points with four boards and three assists vs. the Orlando White on Saturday, but he also committed six turnovers with eight fouls in 27 minutes.

Dinwiddie was obviously a little erratic today, but he did show some flashes and it's good to see that he was aggressive. It's unclear what the Pistons will do with Reggie Jackson and Brandon Jennings, so it would be wise to keep an eye on Dinwiddie for the rest of the summer.
Jul 4 - 12:58 PM

Spencer Dinwiddie (ankle) has swelling and discoloration on his ankle and is not expected to play again this season.

He had a nice rookie year and at times played better then Reggie Jackson. Dinwiddie will have more time to improve this offseason after he couldn't do anything last summer due to an ACL tear at Colorado.
Apr 13 - 5:57 PM

Spencer Dinwiddie (ankle) will not play in Wednesday's game against the Celtics.

Dinwiddie being ruled out for Wednesday's game on Monday indicates that he's nowhere close to a return, and it's possible he's done for the season. Reggie Jackson will continue to feast at point guard with veteran John Lucas III as insurance behind him.
Apr 6 - 12:01 PM

Spencer Dinwiddie (ankle) will not play against the Hornets on Wednesday and is expected to miss Friday against the Bulls.

Reggie Jackson is under the weather and could be limited, so we might get a longer look at John Lucas III. Dinwiddie has played well on occasion this season and is on the radar in very deep leagues. Lucas III isn't a great option tonight.
Apr 1 - 5:36 PM

Spencer Dinwiddie (sprained left ankle) will not return on Tuesday.

He rolled his ankle in the first half and his absence leaves Detroit very thin at PG, as Reggie Jackson is battling an illness and John Lucas III has barely played recently. Dinwiddie has averaged 16.5 minutes over Detroit's previous 10 games, playing time that will shift to Lucas if he can't suit up for Wednesday's road game in Charlotte.
Mar 31 - 9:16 PM

Spencer Dinwiddie rolled his ankle during Sunday's game, leaving him questionable to return.

He stayed down for quite a while before heading into Detroit's locker room. If the Pistons' rookie can't return, John Lucas III should emerge as Reggie Jackson's primary backup at PG.
Mar 31 - 8:11 PM

Rookie Spencer Dinwiddie replaced Reggie Jackson down the stretch during Saturday's game vs. the Jazz, scoring nine points with six assists, two boards, two steals and one 3-pointer in 20 minutes.

Dinwiddie's role has been erratic at best since the All-Star break, but he has shown a lot of growth in his game in recent weeks. Head coach Stan Van Gundy may give the rookie some more run if the Pistons realize they have no chance to make the playoffs, so owners in deeper leagues should go ahead and put him on their watch list.
Mar 15 - 12:04 AM

Pistons rookie Spencer Dinwiddie picked up a DNP-CD vs. the Hornets on Sunday.

He shot 1-of-9 in his previous two games and the arrival of John Lucas III (four points in 15 minutes) has given Stan Van Gundy a more reliable PG to deploy behind Reggie Jackson. Detroit is five games out of the playoff picture and could shift toward player-development if they don't start a win streak, but for now Dinwiddie is out of the fantasy equation.
Mar 8 - 9:11 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Reggie Jackson
2Steve Blake
3Brandon Jennings
4Spencer Dinwiddie
SG1Kentavious Caldwell-Pope
2Jodie Meeks
3Darrun Hilliard
SF1Marcus Morris
2Stanley Johnson
3Reggie Bullock
PF1Ersan Ilyasova
2Anthony Tolliver
C1Andre Drummond
2Aron Baynes
3Joel Anthony