Spencer Dinwiddie says Nets will push their limits further
A few days after being eliminated from the playoffs, Brooklyn Nets guard Spencer Dinwiddie shared his thoughts on their plan moving forward after a great season. For him, the Nets will push their limits further.
In his exit interview, Dinwiddie noted that their relative success this season has made them hungrier for more:
“Any time you get a little taste of success, but you know there’s so much more to go, you’re gonna be excited to push that boundary, push that limit.”
2018-19 Exit Interview: Spencer Dinwiddie
— Brooklyn Nets (@BrooklynNets) April 27, 2019
The Nets finished with a 42-40 record this season. They finished sixth in the Eastern Conference and qualified for the playoffs for the first time since the 2014-2015 season. In the first round, they succumbed to the Philadelphia 76ers in five games.
Despite this, the Dinwiddie and company can still call this season a success. After all, the year saw the birth of a superstar guard in D’Angelo Russell. He put up 21.1 points per game (43.4 percent from the field)) and 7.0 assists — all of which are career-highs. And most of all, he was selected into the All-Star game for the first time in his career.
Dinwiddie, for his part, also logged in career numbers. In 68 games (only four of which were starts), he averaged 16.8 points per game and 4.8 assists. Due to his stellar play, the Nets offered a three-year, $34 million extension which he signed in December.
Indeed, the Nets’ future is bright. After years of drought, we may see a contending team on the rise in Brooklyn.