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.
February 28, 2020, 10:19 pmSpencer DinwiddiePG, Brooklyn Nets
Spencer Dinwiddie came out and played hard on Friday with 24 opints (6-of-16 FGs, 8-of-8 FTs), one rebound, 13 assists, four triples and one steal but the Nets still wound up falling to the Hawks 118-141.
The blowout loss was a tough pill for Dinwiddie and the Nets to swallow, however, regardless of what the end-game scores reflect, fantasy owners can count on Dinwiddie for some massive lines ROS as he quarterbacks the Nets to what hopefully should be another playoff appearance.
February 26, 2020, 9:52 pmSpencer DinwiddiePG, Brooklyn Nets
Spencer Dinwiddie put together another strong line on Wednesday night, collecting 18 points (6-12 FG), six rebounds and three assists, but did turn it over six times.
The turnovers and lack of defensive stats sting a bit, but Dinwiddie should have plenty of opportunity to build on games like this with Kyrie out of the lineup. As respectable of a game this was, Dinwiddie should be primed for better ones.
February 24, 2020, 10:40 pmSpencer DinwiddiePG, Brooklyn Nets
Spencer Dinwiddie kept rolling in Monday's loss to the Magic, putting up 24 points on 9-of-20 shooting with four treys, one rebound and eight assists in 34 minutes.
Dinwiddie is a scoring machine and those threes and dimes are a welcome highlight to his repertoire. With Kyrie Irving out of the picture, expect Dinwiddie to crush it like this all season long.
February 21, 2020, 12:02 amSpencer DinwiddiePG, Brooklyn Nets
Spencer Dinwiddie scored 22 points to go along with eight assists in 37 minutes on Thursday night.
Dinwiddie is going to have to lead this team now that we've confirmed that Kyrie Irving will miss the rest of the campaign. He's going to be a decent scorer and a good source of assists and triples, but be wary of shooting struggles with the volume he is going to get.
February 18, 2020, 5:45 pmKyrie IrvingPG, Brooklyn Nets
Brian Lewis of the New York Post is reporting that Kyrie Irving is expected to see a shoulder specialist as it is still bothering him.
Irving is currently out with a knee injury, but that is said not to be an issue and is recovering fine, though the shoulder is still causing him problems. This is a glaring red flag as Irving missed 26 games earlier in the year because of the shoulder. Spencer Dinwiddie and Caris LeVert would stand to benefit the most should Irving's shoulder force him to miss additional time.
Source: Brian Lewis on Twitter