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Rumors: Spencer Dinwiddie sign-and-trade deal between Wizards and Nets hits obstacle

Wizards, Nets, Spencer Dinwiddie

With the Washington Wizards sending Russell Westbrook to the Los Angeles Lakers, it’s left one big empty spot at point guard for the team entering the 2021 offseason. There are plenty of avenues the Wizards can go and one that they seem particularly interested in is getting Spencer Dinwiddie aboard.

According to Jake Fischer of Bleacher Report though, a potential sign-and-trade between the Wizards and Nets involving Dinwiddie has hit a roadblock.

That’s probably because the heavily-rumored Spencer Dinwiddie sign-and-trade to Washington appears to have lost some momentum. Brooklyn has not signaled much interest in taking back either Kyle Kuzma’s or Montrezl Harrell’s contract onto its exorbitant tax bill, sources said, despite the Wizards’ ongoing efforts to move both bigs.

There are still scenarios where Dinwiddie could sign with Washington, because the Russell Westbrook trade between the Wizards and Lakers is not official and could always expand to include multiple teams.

Another issue the Wizards could run into is that there seems to be a pretty wide market forming for Dinwiddie, who is set to return after a torn ACL derailed his 2020 season.

With plenty of teams in need of an upgrade at point guard this offseason, Dinwiddie could command quite the contract even without having played much at all last year. So if the Wizards want to join the dance, they may have to come out on top in a bidding war for the Nets’ guard.

As free agency is set to get crazy, the Wizards will continue to try and add valued pieces around Bradley Beal to assure that he wants to remain with the franchise and build a winning culture.