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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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Pistons rookie Spencer Dinwiddie played 11 minutes behind D.J. Augustin on Sunday, finishing with two points on 1-of-4 shooting, one rebound, two assists and one block.
This was the sixth time all season that Dinwiddie has logged 10+ minutes and he's something of an enigma, but deep-league owners might as well stash him now that he's the Pistons' primary backup PG. The biggest concern is his developing offense -- he's shooting 31.3 percent in limited action (17.6 from downtown), which might tank his value in typical formats. Jan 25 - 10:18 PM

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Spencer Dinwiddie played seven minutes against the Bucks on Saturday with four points, two rebounds, two assists and one steal.

He hasn't had a great run in the NBA, averaging just 3.0 points, 2.1 dimes, 0.4 steals and 0.4 treys on 31.0 percent from the field. Dinwiddie does have a lot of talent, he was coach Stan Van Gundy's first draft pick with the team, and the Pistons are now likely going to make him their backup point guard with Brandon Jennings (foot) going down tonight. Keep an eye on him in deep leagues with his decent upside.
Jan 24 - 10:23 PM

Spencer Dinwiddie has been recalled from the D-League.

Dinwiddie isn't going to be a major part of the Pistons' rotation, and he can safely remain on the waiver wire in most leagues.
Jan 20 - 4:52 PM

Spencer Dinwiddie and Luigi Datome have been sent down to the NBA D-League on Wednesday.

Both players won't be in the rotation for the Pistons for the foreseeable future so they can continue to be ignored in most leagues. Dinwiddie holds some value in keeper leagues, though.
Jan 14 - 1:13 PM

Head coach Stan Van Gundy has altered his plan for rookie Spencer Dinwiddie, and it appears that he will be sent down to the NBA D-League again next week.

"He is an important part of our team and our future, so we don't want him gone for two weeks at a stretch where nobody sees him," Van Gundy said of recalling Dinwiddie. "He needs to play, but he also needs to reconnect with teammates. If something happens to one of our point guards, that changes. But that's the plan right now. We're trying to balance his need to play and the need to have him around our team." SVG previously said that he wanted to give Dinwiddie more playing time, but the Pistons recent surge up the standings changed his stance dramatically. Unless Brandon Jennings or D.J. Augustin goes down with an injury, Dinwiddie can be ignored in most leagues.
Source: NBA.com
Jan 10 - 10:15 AM

The Pistons have recalled Spencer Dinwiddie from the D-League.

As the third-string point guard on Detroit's roster, there's no reason to get excited about Dinwiddie in standard leagues. Leave him on the wire.
Jan 8 - 2:54 PM

Spencer Dinwiddie was sent down to the D-League on Wednesday.

He's not really in the rotation now, so the Pistons will want him to get some playing time to develop. Dinwiddie could be the point guard of the future, but he's not worth owning in almost all redraft leagues.
Wed, Dec 31, 2014 04:19:00 PM

Spencer Dinwiddie is expected to see time at point guard in the rotation.

"I do think we've got to get Spencer playing time. We cannot hit the end of the season and now know who our guys are or who we think they can be," Van Gundy said. SVG also dismissed the idea of the D-League as an evaluator for the rookie, so with just Brandon Jennings and DJ Augustin ahead of him on the depth chart, Dinwiddie is someone to monitor in deeper formats right now.
Source: NBA.com
Mon, Dec 22, 2014 09:27:00 AM

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.
Tue, Nov 25, 2014 10:57:00 PM

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.
Thu, Oct 30, 2014 02:50:00 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.
Wed, Oct 29, 2014 02:48:00 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.
Fri, Oct 24, 2014 12:02:00 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.
Wed, Oct 22, 2014 01:22:00 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.
Source: NBA.com
Sun, Oct 19, 2014 12:59:00 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.
Tue, Oct 14, 2014 01:50:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Brandon Jennings
2D.J. Augustin
3Spencer Dinwiddie
SG1Kentavious Caldwell-Pope
2Jodie Meeks
3Cartier Martin
SF1Kyle Singler
2Caron Butler
3Luigi Datome
PF1Greg Monroe
2Jonas Jerebko
3Anthony Tolliver
C1Andre Drummond
2Joel Anthony