Why Dallas Mavericks should target Spencer Dinwiddie: 2. Second scorer
Owner Mark Cuban let fans know what the Mavericks need this. See his quote below courtesy of Diamond Leung.
Spencer Dinwiddie can create his own shot, and he averaged over 20 points per game in 2020. There are some questions about his fit. Dinwiddie is a career 31.8 percent 3-point shooter. He only has one season of averaging over 17 a night. The 28-year-old is also recovering from a torn ACL that limited him to three games in the 2020-2021 season.
Dinwiddie should be in the middle of his prime and has no issues getting a bucket. Need someone to iso and score? He can do it. Dinwiddie can run pick and rolls, spot up, and cut to the basket. He produced above-average numbers in nearly every play type in the 2019-2020 season.
Signing Dinwiddie at the right number opens the door for the Dallas Mavericks to re-sign Tim Hardaway Jr. and still have their exceptions to use to improve their roster. Dallas can create about $20 million in cap room after a THJ deal if they decline Willie Cauley-Stein’s player option and move on from Josh Richardson. Would Dinwiddie take four years at $80-plus million to join a contender? That will depend on how much the Brooklyn Nets are willing to offer.
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