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Nets’ Spencer Dinwiddie being moved to bench role vs. Pistons

Nets, Spencer Dinwiddie

The Brooklyn Nets will bring Spencer Dinwiddie off the bench on Saturday against the Detroit Pistons, according to Shams Charania of Stadium.

The Nets are just 2-8 in their last 10 games and have lost five straight.

Superstar point guard Kyrie Irving, though, is preaching patience amid Brooklyn’s struggles:

“Just stay patient. Really stay patient and don’t get ahead of myself, talking too soon,” Irving said, via SNY.

“I think that’s the most important thing, and really stay confident. Keep the guys engaged, make sure everyone’s sticking to the game plan and we’re just continuing to get better. That’s the best way I can describe it, just continue to get better and go from there.”

The Nets are in eighth place in the Eastern Conference standings with a record of 18-25. They are 2.5 games ahead of the Pistons in the standings, so Saturday is a huge game for Brooklyn.

Dinwiddie has appeared in 43 games this season for the Nets. He’s averaging 21.5 points, 3.3 rebounds and 6.5 assists while shooting 41.8 percent from the field, 29.9 percent from beyond the arc and 77.6 percent from the free-throw line.

Irving has appeared in just 16 games for the Nets this season because of a shoulder injury which sidelined him. The All-Star is averaging 26.1 points, 5.2 rebounds and 6.7 assists while shooting 45.7 percent from the field, 36.9 percent from beyond the arc and 91.0 percent from the free-throw line.