The Dallas Mavericks have made the playoffs two straight years behind superstar Luka Doncic, but they were knocked out in the first round both times. Dallas was a threat that no team looked forward to facing, but they were an underdog in both series. The addition of Spencer Dinwiddie takes the Mavs to another level and is likely to make them favorites in their first-round matchup this year.
Dinwiddie was a free agent in the summer of 2021, and there were plenty of reasons for the Mavericks to pursue him, but he choose to join the Wizards. Things did not work out in Washington, and he was dealt to Dallas with Davis Bertans for Kristaps Porzingis and a protected second-round pick. Many questioned the deal for the Mavericks and were shocked to see them give up on KP, but the early returns have been nothing but positive for Dallas.
Dinwiddie has hit two straight game-winners for the Mavericks, including his first buzzer-beater over his former team in Brooklyn on March 16. The clutch shots have been far from the only reason he has taken the Mavs to another level, so here is a look at why Dinwiddie elevates Dallas.
Spencer Dinwiddie takes the Dallas Mavericks to another level
The Mavs have won ten of their 12 games with Dinwiddie in the lineup so far as the 6’5 guard averaged 17.9 points, 4.3 assists, and 2.8 rebounds in 31.0 minutes per game. He is shooting 50.0 percent from the field, 43.1 percent on his threes, and 73.0 percent from the foul line.
Dinwiddie will not keep up those shooting splits, but he makes the Mavericks a more dangerous and dynamic team. Here is a look at three ways Spencer Dinwiddie takes the Dallas Mavericks to another level.