The Brooklyn Nets are looking to keep their point guard depth intact.
“According to Brian Lewis of the New York Post, Brooklyn could sign Spencer Dinwiddie (guard, 196 cm, 98 kg) to an extension this offseason.
This is because Dinwiddie’s contract expires at the end of the upcoming 2023-2024 season. 스포츠토토 Brooklyn could offer Dinwiddie an extension worth up to four years and $128 million. However, it’s doubtful that Brooklyn would be willing to give Dinwiddie a $30 million per year deal.
Brooklyn also needs to address its backcourt. The frontcourt is loaded, but the guards are somewhat vulnerable. With so many forwards, a point guard could be the difference between success and failure for Brooklyn next season. Brooklyn has Mikal Bridges, Cameron Johnson, Dorian Finney-Smith, Cameron Thomas, Ben Simmons, and Nicolas Claxton. If Dinwiddie can get the offense going, it will be a boost.
Dinwiddie will be the starting point guard next season. If Simmons is healthy, expect him to play multiple positions. Dennis Smith Jr. is brought in just in case. If Simmons is healthy, it could be a different story. Adding Simmons to the mix gives the team a lot of depth. However, if Simmons is unable to play again, Brooklyn’s guard corps will be significantly weakened.
Dinwiddie was traded to Brooklyn at the trade deadline last season. During his long tenure in Brooklyn, he also played for the Washington Wizards and Dallas Mavericks. After heading to Washington in a sign-and-trade in the summer of 2021, he was traded to Dallas during the 2021-2022 season. He spent about a year in Dallas, but was sent back to his hometown in the Kyrie Irving (Dallas) trade.
Last season, he played in 79 games. He averaged 17.3 points (.438 .369 .812), 3.4 rebounds, and 6.5 assists in 34.5 minutes per game. In 26 games with Brooklyn, he averaged 16.5 points (.404 .289 .797), 4.1 rebounds, 9.1 assists and 1.1 steals in 35.3 minutes per game. His overall scoring output was down slightly due to a lack of 3-point shooting, but he helped his teammates score by averaging more assists than ever before.