RUMOR: Dark horse team emerges for Spencer Dinwiddie
The race to sign Brooklyn Nets guard Spencer Dinwiddie is definitely heating up. There have been more than a handful of teams that have been linked to a swoop for the 28-year-old guard, with Dinwiddie set to officially becoming a free agent on Monday night.
The New Orleans Pelicans, the New York Knicks, and the Washington Wizards are believed to be the three teams that are in the best positing to sign Dinwiddie. However, as reported by Jordan Shultz of ESPN, the Boston Celtics have now emerged as a dark horse in the Dinwiddie sweepstakes:
One dark horse team for Spencer Dinwiddie? The #Celtics. League sources say Brad Stevens has been inquiring about Dinwiddie. Boston likes the potential lineup of him alongside Tatum and Brown – deploying a ton of size/length on the perimeter.
— Jordan Schultz (@Schultz_Report) August 2, 2021
As indicated in the above report, Dinwiddie could be looking at a deal worth $20 million per season. This is clearly not a small amount and not many teams from around the league are able to shell out this amount of money for next season. However, teams such as the Pelicans, Knicks, and Wizards all have enough cap room to make a move for Dinwiddie, which has given them the edge in the race to sign the highly-coveted 6-foot-5 combo guard from the Nets.
The Celtics, on the other hand, are also believed to be in the running. Boston could also clear up the necessary cap room to bring Dinwiddie to Bean Town for next season, where he should slide in well with the likes of Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown.
Spencer Dinwiddie is obviously one of the most sought-after players in free agency and whoever wins the race should see a significant improvement to their lineup for the 2021-22 campaign.