Spencer Dinwiddie is becoming a member of a franchise within the Washington Wizards with a powerful lineage of star level guards in Russell Westbrook, John Wall and Gilbert Arenas that goes again for many years.
Dinwiddie tempered expectations on the oncoming comparisons to these star level guards via ESPN.
“I’m not Gilbert, John or Russ. These are all dudes with very attention-grabbing personalities,” Dinwiddie mentioned Monday. “You’ve bought a number of the finest gamers — clearly Russ, among the finest gamers to ever play by way of the triple-doubles. You’ve bought Gilbert, among the finest scorers of all time. You’ve bought John, who had an prolonged run when you might argue he was the most effective level guard within the league.”
Dinwiddie solely performed three video games for the Brooklyn Nets final season as a result of a partial ACL tear again in December. He’s anticipated to be within the Wizards beginning lineup on opening evening. Spencer’s rise from being a second-round draft choose reached new heights when he was named a finalist for the NBA’s Most Improved Participant Award.
He then adopted up that efficiency with a career-high scoring common of 20.6 factors the subsequent season with 6.8 assists whereas taking pictures 41.5 p.c from the sector.
Washington will look to staff Dinwiddie up with Bradley Beal and make the transition from Westbrook, who was traded to the Los Angeles Lakers. Quickly after, Washington agreed to phrases with Spencer in an indication and commerce deal to develop into part of the blockbuster commerce that despatched Westbrook to Los Angeles.