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Dallas Mavericks guard Spencer Dinwiddie takes on Kevin Durant in open run

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Dallas Mavericks, Spencer Dinwiddie / Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports
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The Dallas Mavericks are expecting massive things from Spencer Dinwiddie next season. They traded for him at last year's deadline, and he was coming off an ACL injury in late December of 2020. Dinwiddie shined with the Mavericks and helped them reach the conference finals, but everyone is expecting more in year two after his ACL surgery.

Head coach Jason Kidd already let fans know that Dinwiddie will start in the backcourt next to Luka Doncic, and assistant coach Greg St. Jean named the 6’5 guard as the player who will improve the most next season. As a starter in Brooklyn, Dinwiddie averaged over 20 points and nearly seven assists per game in the 2019-2020 season. Can he reach those heights again in Dallas?

It won’t be for lack of work as Dinwiddie has been hitting the gym hard this summer to work on his game. He is not shying away from competition either as he was guarding Kevin Durant during an open run on July 22. Here is a look at some highlights.

Dallas Mavericks guard Spencer Dinwiddie takes on Kevin Durant in an open run

Dinwiddie was at the “Guard Whisper’s” Friday run hosted by coach Olin Simplis where he took on Kevin Durant. Evan Mobley and former NBA player Mike James also took part, and fans can see some highlights below.

Dinwiddie impressively hit and step-back 3-pointer going both directions in the run, which is something Luka Doncic has talked about working on this summer as well. He also played stout defense against KD and showed off his mid-range game at the open run.

Kevin Durant is the talk of the NBA world after he requested a trade on the eve of free agency. So far, the Nets have not found a suitable return for arguably the best player in the world, so it will be interesting to see how it plays out.

Spencer Dinwiddie looks ready for training camp, and he will be a massive part of the Mavericks' success in the coming season. Hopefully, fans see the best version yet as Dallas makes another deep playoff run. Stay tuned.

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