Spencer Dinwiddie is an excellent NBA player, but his role is unclear. With the Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant duo coming in full force, we’re unsure where that leaves Dinwiddie. Brooklyn could trade him to acquire a third star; however, Dinwiddie plans on being the best glue guy he can be for the Nets.
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“Obviously, we don’t know who’s going to start, who’s coming off the bench, That’s with KD and Kyrie excluded, of course But really with all of this being formed, I view myself if we’re going with the Golden State model as the Draymond Green, the glue. Sometimes, I get 10 boards, sometimes, I get 10 assists. Sometimes, I score a little bit more because obviously, we have a super dynamic point guard. We also have the greatest scorer of all-time. That’s always how I thought about it. I’d be blessed to fill that role this year and try to win a championship.”
Part of what made Draymond that glue guy was his ability to play the small ball five for the Warriors. Dinwiddie doesn’t have that same defensive versatility. In reality, he doesn’t have much of a role outside of injury insurance to Kyrie and a sixth man point guard role.
In reality, Dinwiddie will likely be asked to guide the second unit. The former Colorado University point guard isn’t much of a shooter, which limits his positional versatility. Dinwiddie converts at a 31.8% clip for his career. The good news is, there’s probably not a better backup point guard in the league.