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Dallas Mavericks: 3 reasons they should target Spencer Dinwiddie

Dallas Mavericks Spencer Dinwiddie Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
Dallas Mavericks Spencer Dinwiddie Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
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Dallas Mavericks Spencer Dinwiddie Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

Why Dallas Mavericks should target Spencer Dinwiddie: 3. Playmaker

Luka Doncic had to do it all for the Mavs in the playoffs. They outscored the Clippers by seven points in his 281 minutes on the floor in the seven-game series. Dallas lost his 55 minutes on the bench by 43 points. Doncic averaged 35.7 points on 49.0 percent shooting for the series, but he shot just 34.9 percent in the fourth quarter. The 22-year-old was out of gas from carrying the team on his back.

The Mavs need another ball-handler and playmaker. Dinwiddie fits that bill. He averaged 20.6 points, 6.8 assists, and 3.5 rebounds per game during the 2019-2020 season. The 6’5 guard was the second-leading scorer as the Nets surprisingly made the playoffs without Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving healthy.

Dinwiddie is an above-average pick and roll ball-handler that can read defenses and make plays. Over his seven-year NBA career, he averaged 6.9 assists per 36 minutes. The 28-year-old is no stranger to breaking down a defense.

Spencer Dinwiddie could start next to Luka in the backcourt with new head coach Jason Kidd staggering their minutes to keep one of them out there at all times. That gives the Dallas Mavericks a standout playmaker on the court at all times.

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