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Spencer Dinwiddie gets called out after Wizards’ blowout loss to Cavs

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Spencer Dinwiddie’s terrible performance stood out in the Washington Wizards’ recent loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Things definitely did not go as planned for the Wizards during Friday’s 116-101 loss to the Cavs, and coach Wes Unseld Jr. wants it fixed right away.

Among the most notable concerns was Spencer Dinwiddie, the Wizards star who only shot 2-of-6 from the field and finished the game with an underwhelming tally of five points and four assists in more than 26 minutes of basketball.

Weighing in on the matter, Unseld stressed the need for Dinwiddie to be “more aggressive” and he wants to be done sooner rather than later.

“That probably is a question for Spencer,” Unseld said postgame via NBC Sports. “I would think he has to be more aggressive, especially early in the game.”

“I know as a point guard a lot of times you want to set the table, kind of get guys involved,” he continued. “And I think we can do both, I’d love to see him be a little bit more aggressive. That doesn’t mean hunt shots, but a little more aggressive with his thrust up the floor, attacking, getting to the line. But just to get that started sooner.”

To his defense, Dinwiddie explained that barring Bradley Beal, the rest of the Wizards can do pretty much what they feel like doing with the ball. Thus, it “sometimes” make it hard for him to come up with a solid play when he gets the ball late.

“Outside of Brad we kind of have an equal opportunity system,” the 28-year-old said. “We got guys pushing the ball, guys shooting shots and trying to be aggressive. When they feel like they got a look, you try to get out the way. When they don’t, you try to make a play. That’s why sometimes I get the ball late clock, things like that.”