Spencer Dinwiddie will become an unrestricted free agent after this season ends and is expected to command a lot of interest on the open market.
“I think the Nets would very much like to keep him and keep him long term but again, it’s negotiation,” Wojnarowski said in an interview with WFUV, the Fordham student radio station. “It will be at a number, but I’m sure they have in their minds a sense of what they’re willing to do and then how does that measure up to what the other options are, what it does to their cap space, what they want to do with D’Angelo Russell.”
D’Angelo Russell will enter restricted free agency in the summer of 2019 if Brooklyn offers him a $9.16 million qualifying offer. The Nets acquired Russell from the Los Angeles Lakers in the summer of 2017. Russell and the Nets didn’t have any discussions on a contract extension over the offseason.
Spencer Dinwiddie comes off the bench for the Nets, but he has proven to be a more efficient player and requires less maintenance than Russell. Dinwiddie is averaging 15.9 points, 2.6 rebounds and 4.8 assists through 23 games this year. The 25-year-old is shooting 46.6 percent from the floor, 37.1 percent from the 3-point line and 80.0 percent from the charity stripe.