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Wizards’ Spencer Dinwiddie gets brutally honest on claim he’s ‘deferring’ too much

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Washington Wizards’ Spencer Dinwiddie recently addressed his tendency to defer too much when in possession of the basketball. The Cleveland Cavaliers defeated the Wizards 116-101 on Friday night, and Dinwiddie’s performances have been called into question following the defeat.

Against the Cavs, Dinwiddie only managed to record 5 points and 4 assists. Following this underwhelming display, Dinwiddie addressed comments regarding whether he was deferring too much offensively (via The Sports Daily):

“It’s a long season, there’s a flow to it. You guys know how I feel about my game. It’s simply a volume of possessions type of vibe. I’m not a high turnover guy, you can put me in the pick and roll like shoot or pass it, figure it out. I’m not worried in terms of that respect. New team trying to figure it out. We got a lot of guys trying to press the go button right now. So, (shrugs) somebody is going to not have the rock. If you want to change it, then we can change it. It’s that simple.”

Dinwiddie certainly seems calm with his recent displays despite shooting 2-of-6 against the Cavs. While he isn’t worried, the Wizards will certainly be concerned. Head coach Wes Unseld Jr. has already stressed the need for Dinwiddie to be more aggressive in his offensive play.

However, it wasn’t just Spencer Dinwiddie who failed to show up for the Wizards. Against a strong defensive Cavs team, the Wizards offense in general struggled in periods throughout the game. Dinwiddie and co. will now hope to improve on this as they face the Toronto Raptors next.