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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 logged 11 minutes off the bench on Tuesday and finished with three points on a 3-pointer, three assists, one steal and two turnovers.
He earned more playing time with Brandon Jennings (thumb) on the sidelines. He's played 22 total minutes prior to Tuesday's game and Stan Van Gundy mentioned how raw Dinwiddie is before tip-off, saying, "He's still got to get over the nervousness and he's got a ton to learn." The rookie acquitted himself well in limited action tonight, but isn't a fantasy asset with Jennings day-to-day. Nov 25 - 10:57 PM

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Spencer Dinwiddie did not score in eight minutes during his NBA debut against the Nuggets on Wednesday.

It was great to see him out there because he tore his ACL in his last meaningful game at the University of Colorado last season. Dinwiddie is more of a keeper stash.
Oct 30 - 2:50 AM

Spencer Dinwiddie will play against the Nuggets on Wednesday.

This report does come from the Nuggets side of things, but Dinwiddie could see time at shooting guard if Cartier Martin (foot) can't play. He's a deep-league player to watch, especially in keeper formats.
Oct 29 - 2:48 PM

Spencer Dinwiddie looked fantastic in his pro debut during a 109-103 win over the 76ers, making 2-of-4 from the field for eight points with six assists and two 3-pointers in 16 minutes.

Not a bad way to start at all. Dinwiddie was a lottery talent last season, but his season was cut short at Colorado due to an ACL tear and it caused him to slide to the second round. He was coach Stan Van Gundy's first pick and chances are he could get minutes if the Pistons start losing a lot of games. To be clear, he's only an option in very deep leagues as a stash guy.
Oct 24 - 12:02 AM

Spencer Dinwiddie (ACL surgery) has officially been cleared to play 18-20 minutes in Thursday's exhibition.

Dinwiddie is an intriguing talent as a 6'6" combo guard, but he has limited appeal in re-draft fantasy leagues due to the Pistons' backcourt depth. We'll get our first look at him in an NBA game on Thursday, which is followed six days later by the Pistons' season opener.
Oct 22 - 1:22 PM

Spencer Dinwiddie (knee) has been playing confidently and without hesitation during the Pistons' practices.

"Physically, he looks fine and he's got great confidence. He doesn't seem to have hesitation on anything," said Stan Van Gundy. Perhaps Dinwiddie's impending return is the reason the Pistons felt comfortable shipping out backup point guard Will Bynum in their recent trade for Joel Anthony, and it's impressive that he's recovered so quickly from ACL surgery. However, Dinwiddie will enter a very crowded backcourt rotation in Detroit, and he should only be monitored in deeper leagues.
Oct 19 - 12:59 PM

Spencer Dindwiddie (knee) is aiming to play in Detroit's final preseason game on October 23.

Dinwiddie played full-speed 5-on-5 for the first time on Tuesday and looks to be close to a return from ACL surgery. Despite Jodie Meeks' recent injury, Dinwiddie's fantasy value is still limited to deeper leagues as he'll have to fight for a spot in the Pistons' crowded backcourt rotation.
Oct 14 - 1:50 PM

Spencer Dinwiddie (knee surgery) did some full-speed 4-on-4 work during Friday's practice.

Dinwiddie is recovering from ACL surgery, but he has received a lot of praise from head coach Stan Van Gundy. However, he's going to have to fight to earn minutes in a very crowded Pistons' backcourt, and he's not someone to target in standard leagues.
Oct 10 - 5:31 PM

Spencer Dinwiddie (knee surgery) went through 3-on-3 and four-man drills at practice on Monday.

He's not cleared for 5-on-5 yet, but his teammates are lobbying for the medical staff to clear him. Coach Stan Van Gundy has been raving about Dinwiddie since drafting him and his 6'6 size could get him in the rotation in his rookie season. The Colorado product would have been taken in the first round had he not torn his ACL last season. He's on the radar in deeper leagues.
Oct 6 - 1:29 PM

Coach Stan Van Gundy "foresees big things" for rookie Spencer Dinwiddie (knee), according to Keith Langlois of

The Pistons are small at guard and Dinwiddie is 6'6, which explains why he likes him. The team is still going to take it easy on him this year as he recovers from his ACL surgery, but keep an eye on him in deep leagues. He doesn't have a timetable to return and is expected to miss the season opener.
Oct 3 - 1:14 PM

Spencer Dinwiddie (ACL surgery) doesn't have a timetable for his return, but he's been feeling "really, really good" in recent weeks.

"I’ve been feeling like I can do all the things I need to do," Dinwiddie said. Stan Van Gundy referred to Dinwiddie as a 6'6" true point guard and the rookie could crack the rotation once he's fully recovered, but Detroit has too much backcourt depth to bother with him in fantasy leagues.
Sep 7 - 3:55 PM

Pistons coach Stan Van Gundy isn't relying on rookie Spencer Dinwiddie (ACL tear) as a rotation player this season, but he won't hesitate to use him if he's healthy.

Dinwiddie tore his ACL in January and remains out indefinitely. "We want to follow his rehabilitation," said Van Gundy. "We don’t want to get caught up in the calendar as much as what’s going on with his knee." Detroit's new coach praised Dinwiddie's size, defensive prowess and pass-first mentality, adding, "I think he’s a rare 6'6" guy who is a true point guard."
Aug 12 - 3:02 PM

The Pistons have signed Spencer Dinwiddie to a three-year deal.

An ACL tear ended his time at Colorado, but Dinwiddie is a very interesting case. On top of turning down a chance to go to Harvard, Dinwiddie has a nice skill set and could crack the rotation as soon as he's healthy. He's a first-round talent and we'll be watching his rehab leading into training camp.
Jul 21 - 8:14 PM

Coach Stan Van Gundy said he's not expecting Spencer Dinwiddie (knee) to play in 2014-15.

He's not ruling him out and said it would be a bonus for the rookie to play this upcoming season. Dinwiddie did say he'd be ready for training camp since tearing his ACL back in January, but the Pistons will proceed with caution. He's only on the radar in dynasty leagues for now.
Jun 28 - 12:02 PM

Spencer Dinwiddie (knee) will not play in Orlando Summer League but will accompany the team.

He had ACL surgery back in January, so there is some optimism that he'll be ready for training camp. Dinwiddie said he considers himself a true point guard, but general manager Jeff Bower said the team could use him as a combo guard. The Pistons bench was a weakness last year, ranking in the bottom five for effective field goal percentage and defensive efficiency. Dinwiddie won't have pressure on him early on, but he could be someone to watch in the middle of the season.
Jun 28 - 10:13 AM