NBA Trade Rumors: Pistons Interested For a Possible Trade For Brooklyn Nets’ Spencer Dinwiddie

Published 03/01/2021, 1:19 AM EST
Dec 22, 2020; Brooklyn, New York, USA; Brooklyn Nets point guard Spencer Dinwiddie (26) drives against Golden State Warriors power forward Eric Paschall (7) during the first quarter at Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports


The Brooklyn Nets have been one of the most entertaining teams in the ongoing NBA season. With a stellar big three in Kyrie Irving, Kevin Durant, and James Harden, the Nets have simply been unstoppable.

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Although bringing in Harden looks like a wise move, the Nets have somewhat compromised the quality of the players on the bench. They do have a quality backup guard in Spencer Dinwiddie, but the 27-year-old suffered from a gruesome ACL tear early this season.

Dec 25, 2020; Boston, Massachusetts, USA; Boston Celtics point guard Marcus Smart (36) saves the ball with Brooklyn Nets point guard Spencer Dinwiddie (26) defending during the first quarter at TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: Gregory Fisher-USA TODAY Sports

The Nets are looking to bolster their roster ahead of a championship push. With limited picks and players left, the 27-year-old, Dinwiddie, has emerged as a real trade asset for the Nets.

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Potential buyers for the guard have also emerged. According to NBA insider Ian Begley, the Detroit Pistons are one of the teams interested in the 27-year-old.

The Pistons, who are currently at the last position in the Eastern Conference, have a big void in their guard position with Derrick Rose‘s departure to the Knicks.

Dinwiddie can be a decent addition to the side, but given that he is in an expiring contract, the Pistons might be in for a tricky situation in the summer.

How will the Brooklyn Nets improve by trading Dinwiddie?

The Nets have a great roster but could certainly improve their frontcourt. Given the lack of form DeAndre Jordan has shown, and lack of size in the team, the Nets are clearly looking to sign a decent enough center for the team.

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Enter Spencer Dinwiddie. The 27-year-old can be the perfect answer to the Pistons’ backcourt. The Pistons might be missing Rose’s output, but with Dinwiddie at the helm, the Pistons will have a great guard.

Jan 4, 2021; Milwaukee, WI, USA; Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) drives against Detroit Pistons forward Jerami Grant (left) and center Mason Plumlee (24) at the Bradley Center. Mandatory Credit: Nick Monroe/Pool Photo-USA TODAY Sports

Brooklyn, on the other hand, can take this opportunity to add a decent center in Mason Plumlee and guard Saben Lee to their roster. Plumlee can be the marquee center for the Nets and the team won’t have to compete in a fierce buyout market where other competitors will be determined to pick a player.

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The Nets need a defensive stopper alongside Durant, Harden, and Kyrie. With the trade deadline running out, the Nets front office needs to act fast. Will they pull the trigger in a probable Dinwiddie trade?

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Aditya Mohapatra

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Aditya Mohapatra is a sports enthusiast who primarily covers the NBA for EssentiallySports. Having graduated in Mass Communication, he has prior experience in writing for ABP News, and has been writing for EssentiallySports since November 2020. This die-hard Los Angeles Lakers fan feels that LeBron James is the best thing to have ever happened to the NBA, and will hold a healthy debate with anyone suggesting otherwise.

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