The Dallas Mavericks topped the Golden State Warriors on March 3 behind a 41-point double-double from superstar Luka Doncic. Dallas built an early lead before the Dubs made a run in the third quarter, but Spencer Dinwiddie played a key role in securing a win for the Mavs. He finished with 17 points, seven assists, and a team-high plus-minus in his 29 minutes of action.
Dinwiddie was part of the closing lineup and has played a key role since joining the Mavericks in the Kristaps Porzingis trade. His ability to attack off the dribble and make plays have been a much-needed addition in Dallas. The Mavericks have won five of the six games they have played with Dinwiddie in the lineup, including victories over the Heat, Lakers, and twice over Golden State.
Spencer Dinwiddie signed a three-year $54 million contract in the 2021 offseason to join the Wizards. Things did not work out in Washington, but Dinwiddie earned a contract bonus on March 3. Here is a look at what it means and how it will impact the Mavs.
Spencer Dinwiddie earns contract bonus in Dallas Mavericks win over Warriors
Dinwiddie played his 50th game of the season against Golden State on March 3, which earned him a $1.5 million bonus, according to ESPN’s Bobby Marks. The bonus adjusted his cap figure for this season to $19.5 million, and it set the table for Dinwiddie to guarantee the third year of his contract next season.
The 28-year-old guard needs to play 50 games during the 2022-2023 season to guarantee his $18.9 million salary for the 2023-2024 season. If Dinwiddie continues to play as he has during his first six games in Dallas, the Mavericks will be more than willing to guarantee his contract for another season.
Dinwiddie also figures to have plenty of trade value this summer as teams search for roster upgrades. The Dallas Mavericks want to add a second star that pushes them into title contention. Expect general manager and president of basketball operations Nico Harrison to explore deals featuring Spencer Dinwiddie as the Mavs will be a team to watch this offseason.