July 7, 2020, 11:57 amSpencer DinwiddiePG, Brooklyn Nets
The Nets’ team doctors have decided to have guard Spencer Dinwiddie sit the NBA restart out of an abundance of caution, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic.
Dinwiddie tested positive for COVID-19 and has also experienced symptoms of the virus so the team is obviously treating his situation with extreme caution. The Nets have been decimated and they are expected to be in the bubble without Kyrie Irving, DeAndre Jordan, Nic Claxton and of course Kevin Durant. We just really hope Dinwiddie is able to recover soon.
Source: Shams Charania on Twitter
July 6, 2020, 9:43 pmSpencer DinwiddiePG, Brooklyn Nets
Spencer Dinwiddie averaged 20.6 points, 1.9 3s, 3.5 rebounds, 6.8 assists, 0.6 steals and 0.3 blocks in 64 games for 93/155 value in 8/9-cat leagues on a per-game basis.
Dinwiddie brought the volume again and benefited from extra playing time with injuries either to Kyrie Irving or Caris Levert. The Nets had trouble finding any consistency from their starting guards in terms of health and we've seen this movie before, Dinwiddie to the rescue. He was far from efficient but you can't find 20 & 7 late in your drafts so he provided a big boost for owners this year. Next year will be a tougher sell for Dinwiddie. He also tested positive for COVID-19 this past week, which means his status for playing during the resumption of the year is in question.
July 6, 2020, 9:36 pmCaris LeVertPG-SG, Brooklyn Nets
Caris LeVert finished the year averaging 17.7 points, 1.8 3s, 4.1 rebounds, 4.1 assists, 1.1 steals and 0.2 blocks for 132/182 value in 8/9-cat leagues on a per-game basis.
LeVert had injury troubles as well this year (a common theme for the Nets) but he was able to cap off his season with a strong run as one of their primary playmakers. The counting stats are there, but the efficiency wasn't, but that's usually the case with players returning from injury. It's hard to see him keeping up the development as long as Kyrie Irving and Spencer Dinwiddie handle the ball, but with the resumption throwing things off the rails, we might see some big LeVert games this summer.
July 6, 2020, 9:31 pmChris ChiozzaPG, Brooklyn Nets
Chris Chiozza averaged 4.0 points, 0.9 3s, 1.7 rebounds, 2.3 assists and 0.7 steals in 21 games for 306/307 value in 8/9-cat leagues on a per-game basis.
Chiozza was looked over during the draft due to his size, but he has all the intangibles needed to run the point. He's accurate from deep (.435 career 3-point shooter) and has the court vision and passing ability to keep the boat afloat while he's in. If Spencer Dinwiddie and Kyrie Irving don't return to action, Chiozza should see a nice uptick in his assist numbers, but the signing of Tyler Johnson makes that future a bit murky.
July 6, 2020, 9:23 pmTyler JohnsonPG-SG, Brooklyn Nets
Tyler Johnson played 31 games for the Suns, averaging 5.7 points, 0.8 3s, 1.7 rebounds, 1.6 assists and 0.4 assists which was good for 369 in value in 9-cat leagues.
Johnson couldn't stay healthy and when he was on the floor, he was bad. The shot disappeared as he shot .380 from the field and the contract he signed was an absolute steal for him. Spencer Dinwiddie's status to play during the resumption is up in the air due to him being positive for COVID which means Johnson might get more burn than we anticipated.
June 30, 2020, 12:14 pmKyrie IrvingPG, Brooklyn Nets
The Nets have re-opened their practice facility on Tuesday following the recent positive coronavirus tests for Spencer Dinwiddie and DeAndre Jordan.
Jordan won't be joining the team in the Orlando bubble, but Dinwiddie's status is still up in the air. The remaining Nets players will start to gear up for the resumption of the season, where they currently have a six-game lead over the ninth-seeded Wizards.
Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter
June 29, 2020, 6:17 pmSpencer DinwiddiePG, Brooklyn Nets
Spencer Dinwiddie stated that he tested positive for coronavirus and has experienced symptoms of the virus.
Dinwiddie will self-quarantine for 14 days before determining whether he will be able to participate when the league resumes play. He has been a key player for the Nets this season while averaging 20.6 points, 3.5 rebounds, and 6.8 assists. The Nets recently signed Tyler Johnson to bolster their bench. Joe Harris, Garrett Temple, and Chris Chiozza would be other candidates for more minutes if Dinwiddie cannot return when games begin.
Source: Shams Charania on Twitter
May 21, 2020, 5:17 pmBradley BealSG, Washington Wizards
According to Stefan Bondy of the New York Daily News, the Nets have had internal discussions for Bradley Beal of the Wizards.
If the Nets were to add Beal, they would likely have to give up Caris LeVert and/or Spencer Dinwiddie to have the salaries match. The Nets would add Beal to an already dominant duo in Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving, which would appear to elevate them in the race to the top in the East. However, from a fantasy perspective, this move would likely lower Beal's ceiling as there would be less usage for him playing alongside two superstars.
Source: NY Daily News
May 16, 2020, 3:11 pmSpencer DinwiddiePG, Brooklyn Nets
Spencer Dinwiddie launched a GoFundMe and says that if he meets his goal of $24,632,630, he will let fans choose which team he signs with next.
Dinwiddie says he wants to "democratize this access" as free agents are already swayed by a litany of factors beyond on-court concerns. If he falls short of his goal, he'll be donating 100% of the proceeds to charity — and frankly it would be surprising if he didn't donate it even if he does hit the unlikely goal. Dinwiddie has always had an eye for industries outside of basketball and looks to be dabbling in his latest unorthodox venture while we're all in quarantine.
Source: Spencer Dinwiddie on Twitter
April 18, 2020, 8:31 pmSpencer DinwiddiePG, Brooklyn Nets
According to Shams Charania, Spencer Dinwiddie is acquiring a Nigerian passport in order to play for the Nigerian National Basketball Team.
Dinwiddie did not receive a Team USA invite, so he's going another route to participate in the Olympics. He'd make an excellent point guard for the team, playing alongside the likes of Al-Farouq Aminu, Josh Okogie and Ekpe Udoh, to name a few. The Nigerian squad is considered one of the bigger underdogs in the US-Europe dominated sport, but Dinwiddie's presence on the team should make them a little bit more competitive for sure.
Source: Shams Charania on Twitter
March 11, 2020, 2:01 amSpencer DinwiddiePG, Brooklyn Nets
Spencer Dinwiddie helped power the Nets to a 104-102 upset over the Lakers on Tuesday with 23 points on 7-of-17 shooting from the field and 8-of-8 shooting at the line.
Dinwiddie also chipped in four rebounds, one triple, seven assists and one steal to round out his line for the night. He's a bona fide star, making the go-ahead basket to seal the win. Held back by his .415 shooting clip from the field, Dinwididie's been a top-150 play for the season so far.
March 8, 2020, 6:20 pmSpencer DinwiddiePG, Brooklyn Nets
Spencer Dinwiddie scored a team-high 24 points in Sunday's 110-107 win over the Bulls, going 4-of-9 from the field and 14-for-15 at the free throw line.
He added six assists but also committed six turnovers, and despite the loss of Kyrie Irving Dinwiddie has struggled to stay above water in standard settings. The opportunity and track record warrants some patience but he hasn't looked like the league-swinging presence that fantasy GMs were hoping to see.
March 6, 2020, 10:29 pmSpencer DinwiddiePG, Brooklyn Nets
Spencer Dinwiddie dropped 19 points and had nine assists in Friday's victory over the Spurs in 26 minutes.
Dinwiddie really has not been a fantasy-worthy player over the last two months and his season-long ranking has fallen outside the top-150. Keep him if you feel a turnaround coming on, but time is running out and Caris LeVert is balling right now for the Nets' offense.
March 4, 2020, 10:13 pmSpencer DinwiddiePG, Brooklyn Nets
Spencer Dinwiddie had an ugly game on Wednesday, going 1-for-9 from the field to finish with four points, four rebounds, four assists, a steal and a block.
Dinwiddie did a lot of watching in the second half with the Nets getting completely thrashed, and when he did return to the floor in the fourth he was very much in facilitator mode. He's settled in with late-round value in the last couple of weeks as Caris LeVert has risen to the occasion, but this is a definite buy-low window. Dinwiddie should be able to recapture his form with Kyrie Irving done for the year.
March 3, 2020, 10:39 pmChris ChiozzaPG, Brooklyn Nets
Chris Chiozza played a career-high 21 minutes, taking over at point guard in crunch time on Tuesday and putting up eight points on 3-of-5 shooting, three rebounds, four assists, two steals and two 3-pointers.
This was just Chiozza's 17th game with the big league club this season, and the Nets liked the way the offense was running with him well enough to leave Spencer Dinwiddie (14 points, three boards, four dimes, one steal, two blocks, two 3-pointers in 23 minutes) on the bench for most of the fourth quarter and overtime. It's a situation to monitor, more so for those that roster Dinwiddie than for people looking to pick up Chiozza, though.