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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 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

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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

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

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

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Reggie Jackson
2Brandon Jennings
3Steve Blake
4Spencer Dinwiddie
SG1Kentavious Caldwell-Pope
2Jodie Meeks
3Cartier Martin
4Darrun Hilliard
SF1Marcus Morris
2Stanley Johnson
3Adonis Thomas
4Reggie Bullock
5Danny Granger
PF1Ersan Ilyasova
2Anthony Tolliver
C1Andre Drummond
2Aron Baynes
3Joel Anthony