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Spencer Dinwiddie’s emotional dedication to the Nets after Wizards trade

Brooklyn Nets, Spencer Dinwiddie, Washington Wizards

The Brooklyn Nets parted ways with guard Spencer Dinwiddie after five seasons. Dinwiddie was dealt to the Washington Wizards via sign-and-trade worth $62 million for three years.

After the news broke, Dinwiddie expressed his gratitude to the Nets organization in an emotional post on his social media account:

Spencer Dinwiddie was selected by the Detroit Pistons with the 38th overall pick in the 2014 NBA draft. After being traded to the Chicago Bulls in 2016, the Windy City franchise waived him.

The Nets then signed Dinwiddie where he immediately made an impact after averaging 22.6 minutes and 7.3 points per game. Dinwiddie improved season after season as he continued to enhance and polish his game.

The guard then had a career year during the 2019-20 campaign. The former Colorado guard put up career highs in both points and assists, scoring 20.6 points and dishing out 6.8 assists per game. Unfortunately, Dinwiddie played just three games in  2020-21 after he suffered from a partially torn ACL.

Dinwiddie will be replacing Russell Westbrook in a Wizards jersey next season.  He’ll be called on to start at point guard with Bradley Beal alongside him in the backcourt.

The Wizards’ addition of Dinwiddie just made things interesting since the team got deeper when they added Kyle Kuzma, Montrezl Harrell and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope.