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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: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

Why Dallas Mavericks should target Spencer Dinwiddie: 1. Winner

Nobody predicted the Brooklyn Nets would make the playoffs in 2019. They had 28 wins in 2018 and finished 12th in the Eastern Conference. The Nets were one of the surprise stories of the league as they jumped to 42-40 and earned the sixth seed. Dinwiddie was their second-leading scorer and he averaged 14.6 points per game in their first-round playoff loss against the Sixers.

The Nets were the seventh seed in 2020, despite Kyrie Irving being limited to 20 games and Kevin Durant not playing a minute. Dinwiddie, Caris LeVert, Joe Harris, and Jarrett Allen pushed Brooklyn into the playoffs. They were a scrappy team that overperformed. Dinwiddie missed the bubble after testing positive for COVID-19.

Spencer Dinwiddie has proven he can win the NBA. The Dallas Mavericks want to jump into title contention. Adding the 6’5 guard to start in the backcourt next to Luka Doncic could be a massive move, especially if allows the Mavs to keep Tim Hardaway Jr. and Kristaps Porzingis. That quickly becomes a lineup with a lot of scoring punch. Dinwiddie is no stranger to defending lead ball-handlers, either.

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The Dallas Mavericks have a ton of important free-agent decisions to make in the weeks ahead. They are rumored to have interest in Spencer Dinwiddie. Will they sign him? Keep it locked to The Smoking Cuban for all the latest.

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