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Spencer Dinwiddie | Guard | #8

Team: Brooklyn Nets
Age / DOB:  (23) / 4/6/1993
Ht / Wt:  6'6' / 200
College: Colorado
Drafted: 2014 / Rd. 2 (8) / DET
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Spencer Dinwiddie, coming off the bench behind Jeremy Lin (ankle), finished with six points, four rebounds, two assists, two steals and zero turnovers on Thursday in Brooklyn's victory over Phoenix.
This game was a 28-point blowout, so Dinwiddie actually ended up playing more minutes (23) than Lin (21). However, when Lin is active, Dinwiddie simply can't be trusted as a reliable fantasy option. Mar 23 - 10:44 PM

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Spencer Dinwiddie will move back to the bench on Thursday.

Coach Kenny Atkinson said he wanted to start Dinwiddie going forward, but he changed his mind with Jeremy Lin back already. Dinwiddie won't be worth using in fantasy when Lin is active.
Mar 23 - 7:03 PM

Spencer Dinwiddie, who will start at point guard the rest of the way for the Nets, hit 3-of-9 shots for 10 points, eight rebounds, four assists and two blocks in 30 minutes.

Jeremy Lin sat this one out with a sprained ankle and Dinwiddie is worth a look in most leagues, now that we know he's going to start. But don't expect monster numbers from him and look for both Lin and Isaiah Whitehead to steals some of his minutes going forward. Dinwiddie did have 18 points and seven dimes in his previous game, so it's not unreasonable to think that he'll play better than he did in this one on most nights.
Mar 21 - 10:34 PM

Spencer Dinwiddie is looking to secure a role with the Nets next season and beyond.

Dinwiddie's contract has a team option for the 2017-18 season and he hoping the Nets pick it up. He started the second half for Jeremy Lin (ankle) on Sunday and finished with 18 points, seven assists and two 3-pointers in 30 minutes. Coach Kenny Atkinson said that Dinwiddie would continue to start if Lin (ankle) is unable to suit up. Dinwiddie is averaging 8.3 points, 3.1 rebounds and 3.6 assists in the 16 starts he has made this season.
Mar 21 - 10:47 AM

Nets coach Kenny Atkinson said that Spencer Dinwiddie will start at point guard for the remainder of the season.

Atkinson wouldn't reveal much about Jeremy Lin's ankle injury, and while the "belief" is that he's day-to-day, it sounds like he's going to miss some time. Dinwiddie had arguably his best game of the season on Sunday vs. the Mavs with 18 points, two rebounds, seven assists, one steal and two 3-pointers in 30 minutes, but in 16 previous starts this season, he averaged just 8.3 points, 3.6 assists and 0.9 triples. Most fantasy owners can monitor his progress from the waiver wire.
Mar 20 - 1:15 PM

Spencer Dinwiddie started the second half for Jeremy Lin (ankle) on Sunday, finishing with 18 points, two rebounds, seven assists, one steal and two 3-pointers in 30 minutes against the Mavs.

It looked like it was going to be a day to forget with three quick fouls in the first quarter, but really got it going after that first stint. Lin was unable to return to this game, which allowed Dinwiddie to get big minutes and handle the ball more than usual. In his previous 16 starts, Dinwiddie only averaged 8.3 points, 3.1 rebounds, 3.6 assists and 0.9 treys, so he will need to improve on the stat sheet to have value. He was terrific in February with his elite assist:turnover ratio, so maybe there could be some growth. He's only a speculative add in deeper leagues until we get a concrete update on Lin.
Mar 19 - 3:02 PM

Spencer Dinwiddie started the second half for Jeremy Lin (ankle) on Sunday.

Even when Lin missed time earlier this season, Dinwiddie couldn't really perform well enough for fantasy owners. He's really just a desperation pickup in most leagues.
Mar 19 - 1:30 PM

Spencer Dinwiddie scored 13 points with five rebounds, five assists and two 3-pointers in 29 minutes against the Warriors on Saturday.

The Nets actually used him off the ball a little during this game due to their lack of wings. Dinwiddie also did have a minor left knee injury in this game, but he did play through it -- he tore his left ACL in college. With Jeremy Lin back, it'll be tough to use Dinwiddie most nights. Although, Lin should rest here and there.
Feb 26 - 12:57 AM

Spencer Dinwiddie scored eight points with four rebounds, five assists, two steals and no turnovers in 23 minutes against the Nuggets on Friday.

He is the No. 2 point guard ahead of Isaiah Whitehead for now, but Jeremy Lin being back takes away most of the appeal for Dinwiddie. Leave him on the wire, especially with Lin expected to play on Saturday.
Feb 25 - 2:22 AM

Spencer Dinwiddie scored a season-high 19 points and matched a season-high with eight assists in a defeat to the Bucks on Monday night.

Dinwiddie also chipped in five rebounds, two steals, one 3-pointer and didn't commit a single turnover. This is two impressive performances in a row from Dinwiddie, who scored 17 points and knocked down four 3-pointers on Monday. However, with Jeremy Lin (hamstring) on track to return to the Brooklyn lineup in the Nets first game back after the break, Dinwiddie will be bumped back to the bench and will see his playing time significantly reduced.
Feb 15 - 10:54 PM

Spencer Dinwiddie scored a season-high 17 points, with four treys, three rebounds, one assist and zero turnovers in 29 minutes in Monday's loss to the Grizzlies.

It was a nice bounceback game for Dinwiddie, who was held scoreless on Friday night vs. the Heat. However, coming into Monday, he was averaging just 4.0 points (while shooting 28.6 percent from the floor) and 4.0 assists in the Nets previous four games, so there is no need to grab him off the waiver wire until he consistently earns 25-plus minutes a night.
Feb 13 - 10:59 PM

Spencer Dinwiddie did not score in 19 minutes against the Heat on Friday, adding three rebounds, eight assists and two steals.

He did bang knees in this game, but Dinwiddie seems to be fine. Isaiah Whitehead was playing well earlier this month, but the rookie has fallen off lately. Dinwiddie could stick in the starting lineup, but it doesn't really matter for fantasy leagues.
Feb 10 - 11:04 PM

Spencer Dinwiddie scored seven points in a start against the Hornets on Tuesday, adding four assists, one steal and one triple.

He shot 2-of-5 from the field and 2-of-2 from the line in 23 minutes, but he didn't close the game and was outplayed by Isaiah Whitehead. The Nets have been rotating their starting point guards quite often, but both Dinwiddie and Whitehead will lose most of their value when Jeremy Lin (hamstring) returns anwyays. Dinwiddie is not a factor in standard leagues.
Feb 7 - 9:56 PM

Spencer Dwinwiddie will start Tuesday vs. Charlotte, sending Isaiah Whitehead back to the bench.

Whether starting or coming off the bench, neither of these guys have been much of a factor in fantasy hoops this season. Leave them on the wire.
Feb 7 - 6:13 PM

Spencer Dinwiddie scored 13 points with four rebounds, one assist, one block and three 3-pointers in 27 minutes against the Pacers on Friday.

Even with Isaiah Whitehead (shoulder) hurt in this game, Dinwiddie still didn't close despite being the only healthy point guard. With Whitehead saying he's fine, fantasy owners can ignore this one.
Feb 3 - 11:04 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Jeremy Lin
2Spencer Dinwiddie
3Isaiah Whitehead
SG1Caris LeVert
2Sean Kilpatrick
3Archie Goodwin
4Joe Harris
5Randy Foye
SF1Rondae Hollis-Jefferson
2K.J. McDaniels
PF1Trevor Booker
2Quincy Acy
3Andrew Nicholson
C1Brook Lopez
2Justin Hamilton