Rumor: Rival executives ‘intrigued’ by possibly trading for Spencer Dinwiddie, Myles Turner
Brooklyn Nets combo guard Spencer Dinwiddie capitalized on Kyrie Irving’s extended absence to stake his claim as one of the better backcourt players in the Eastern Conference. Dinwiddie is also beginning to generate some trade interest from opposing teams.
Dan Woike of the Los Angeles Times reported teams are “intrigued” at the prospect of trading for Dinwiddie, whose play has been slightly more inconsistent since Irving returned.
Dinwiddie is averaging 21.8 points, 6.4 assists and 3.2 rebounds, though his efficiency began to plummet in the middle of December. He offers plenty of value as a guy who has experience playing heavy minutes off the bench and slotting into either one of the guard spots.
Turner is in the midst of a role change in Indiana. The Pacers have deployed the fifth-year center on the perimeter for much of the year, as Turner is averaging a career-high 4.4 3-point attempts. This has resulted in a decline in rebounding numbers and effective field goal percentage, though Turner has actually been more efficient from inside the arc. Not to mention, he is also averaging 1.9 blocks per game.
Any package involving either of these two players would have to be significant, though Spencer Dinwiddie’s future in Brooklyn — once Kevin Durant returns — is a relative unknown and Myles Turner is a bit more expendable thanks to the emergence of Domantas Sabonis and T.J. Warren in Indiana’s frontcourt.