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Spencer Dinwiddie | Guard | #8

Team: Brooklyn Nets
Age / DOB:  (24) / 4/6/1993
Ht / Wt:  6'6' / 200
College: Colorado
Drafted: 2014 / Rd. 2 (8) / DET
Contract: view contract details

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Coach Kenny Atkinson said he trusts Spencer Dinwiddie as a backup point guard.
With D'Angelo Russell locked in as the starting shooting guard, it looks like Dinwiddie has beat out Isaiah Whitehead for the backup role behind Jeremy Lin. Russell should also be staggered from Lin, so Dinwiddie probably won't see many minutes while the team is healthy. If Lin did miss time, Dinwiddie would be an interesting pickup. Oct 6 - 4:59 PM

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Spencer Dinwiddie was disappointing on Wednesday vs. the Bulls, scoring five points (1-of-5 FGs, 2-of-2 FTs) with four rebounds, two assists, one steal and one triple in 31 minutes.

He got the start and played big minutes despite the lopsided score, as the Nets were short-handed with just nine available players. Dinwiddie had a decent post-break run with averages of 8.0 points, 3.5 assists, 2.9 rebounds, 1.0 steals and 0.7 triples in 23.9 minutes in his previous 25 games, but with Jeremy Lin under contract for a couple more seasons, he will likely compete with Isaiah Whitehead for the backup PG role in 2017-18.
Apr 12 - 10:52 PM

Spencer Dinwiddie, Randy Foye, Caris LeVert, Rondae Hollis-Jefferson and Justin Hamilton will start against the Bulls on Wednesday.

Dinwiddie could have the ultimate revenge here and knock out his former team. He'll have to play well to keep his minutes high and keep Isaiah Whitehead as an off guard, but Dinwiddie's upside is very attractive today.
Apr 12 - 7:21 PM

Spencer Dinwiddie turned in a gem of a revenge game against the Bulls on Saturday, scoring 19 points with three rebounds, four assists, two steals and one 3-poiinter in 26 minutes.

The Bulls had him down in the D-League for a while before the Nets added him, so this had to feel good. Dinwiddie also hit the two free throws to ice this game and was huge down the stretch. Those 19 points match his season high and he's also scored at least 11 in three straight. He's an option in deep leagues with consistent minutes in the mid 20s while Sean Kilpatrick (hamstring) is out.
Apr 8 - 7:58 PM

Spencer Dinwiddie scored 13 points on 4-of-5 shooting with seven assists, two rebounds, two steals and one triple in 25 minutes vs. the 76ers on Tuesday.

Jeremy Lin only played 23 minutes in the blowout, so there aren't any fantasy implications here. Dinwiddie was held to seven points in his previous two games and is averaging 23.4 minutes over his last 10, so he's just a low-end option in deeper formats.
Apr 4 - 9:59 PM

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

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

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Jeremy Lin
2Isaiah Whitehead
3Spencer Dinwiddie
SG1D'Angelo Russell
2Caris LeVert
3Sean Kilpatrick
SF1Allen Crabbe
2DeMarre Carroll
3Joe Harris
PF1Rondae Hollis-Jefferson
2Trevor Booker
C1Timofey Mozgov
2Jarrett Allen
3Quincy Acy
4Tyler Zeller