The Warriors star Spencer Dinwiddie sees himself emulating for Nets
The Nets are expected to compete for a title in 2020-21 with Durant and Irving leading the way. Dinwiddie, who may come off the bench, says he wants to be the “glue” guy of the team.
“Obviously, we don’t know who’s going to start, who’s coming off the bench. That’s with KD and Kyrie excluded, of course. But really with all of this being formed, I view myself, if we’re going with the Golden State model, as the Draymond Green, the glue,” Spencer Dinwiddie said on ESPN’s “The Jump,” via Nets Daily.
“Sometimes, I get 10 boards, sometimes, I get 10 assists. Sometimes, I score a little bit more because obviously, we have a super dynamic point guard.”
The Nets hired two-time MVP Steve Nash as their new head coach. While the move shocked everyone in the basketball world, Nash has a close relationship with Durant since they worked together on the Warriors.
Dinwiddie averaged 20.6 points, 3.5 rebounds and 6.8 assists per game for the Nets in 2019-20 while shooting 41.5 percent from the field, 30.8 percent from beyond the arc and 77.8 percent from the free throw line. Unfortunately, he contracted COVID-19 and didn’t join the Nets at Walt Disney World for the bubble games.
The Nets got swept by the Toronto Raptors in the first round of the 2020 playoffs, as they were playing without Durant, Irving, Dinwiddie and DeAndre Jordan.
However, look for Brooklyn to be a force in the East next season with KD and Irving leading the way on offense.