Dallas Mavericks storyline to watch after the All-Star break: 4. How does Dinwiddie fit?
The Mavs wanted off the contract of Kristaps Porzingis, and they targeted another ball-handler in return. They had a deal in the works to send the Unicorn to Toronto for Goran Dragic, but it fell through. Dallas wants to have two playmakers on the floor at all times, and Spencer Dinwiddie is no stranger to running an offense.
The 28-year-old struggled during his time in Washington. He is coming off an ACL repair and shot just 37.6 percent from the field in his 44 games with the Wizards. There were also tensions in the locker room in the nation’s capital.
How does Dinwiddie fit in Dallas? In his first two games, the 6’5 guard has averaged 6.0 points, 3.0 rebounds, 3.0 assists, and 1.0 steal in 27.0 minutes per contest. Dinwiddie is still learning all of the team’s terminology and finding his place in the rotation.
He averaged over 20 points and six assists per game during the 2019-2020 season in Brooklyn. Mavs fans should not expect that Dinwiddie in Dallas, but there will be opportunities to stand out as a playmaker and scorer.
Fans should be watching his catch and shoot numbers closely. If he can shoot 37 percent or higher, Dinwiddie can become a dangerous option flanking superstar Luka Doncic too.