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Report: Spencer Dinwiddie has had a significant role in recruiting Kyrie Irving to Brooklyn

Nets, Spencer Dinwiddie, Kyrie Irving

Spencer Dinwiddie has reportedly had a significant role in recruiting Kyrie Irving to the Brooklyn Nets, according to Marc Stein of The New York Times.

Once free agency starts on June 30, Irving is widely expected to sign with the Nets, the team he grew up rooting for while living in New Jersey.

Word is that the Nets’ guard Spencer Dinwiddie, after a breakout season on the floor, has had a significant role in recruiting Irving to Brooklyn. Irving’s recent decision to change his representation to Roc Nation, with its well-chronicled ties to the Nets through Jay-Z, has only amplified the notion that the Nets are the overwhelming favorites to land Irving.

The Nets made the playoffs this past season for the first time since 2015. They lost to the Philadelphia 76ers in the first round in five games, but the future in Brooklyn is really bright with general manager Sean Marks and head coach Kenny Atkinson leading the charge.

Irving is no doubt a polarizing player, but his talents on the court are unmatched when it comes to finishing in heavy traffic and crossing over players. The six-time All-Star averaged 23.8 points, 5.0 rebounds and 6.9 assists with the Boston Celtics in 2018-19 while shooting 48.7 percent from the field, 40.1 percent from beyond the arc and 87.3 percent from the free-throw line.