Spencer Dinwiddie Pens an Emotional Message, Vows Brooklyn Nets of Coming Stronger

Published 12/29/2020, 6:24 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 suffered from back-to-back losses against the Hornets and the Grizzlies. In their first loss of the season, they not only they lost the game but also saw a season-ending injury to Spencer Dinwiddie.

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Dinwiddie suffered from a partially torn ACL yesterday against the Hornets. He will undergo a knee surgery next week, which will see him miss the entire 2020-21 season.

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This is not the first time Dinwiddie has suffered from an ACL injury. In 2014, when the Colorado Buffaloes faced off against the Washington Huskies, Dinwiddie torn his ACL in his left knee. 6 months later he was in draft and ready for his NBA journey. In his latest Instagram post, the 27-year-old is confident that he will be back stronger than ever.

This is a big blow to the 27-year-old. The Nets’ star was coming off of a breakout season where he averaged 20.6 points, 6.8 assists and 3.5 rebounds and led the Nets to a spot in the playoffs. This season, he was starting with Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant in the new look Nets.

Brooklyn Nets’ Coach Steve Nash emotional about Dinwiddie’s Injury

The injury to Spencer Dinwiddie is no doubt a big blow for the team and player alike. Brooklyn Nets’ head coach Steve Nash reacted to the star’s injury and gave an emotional response to the same.

He said, “Just deeply saddened for Spencer. It’s a tough break for him and for us, obviously. [He’s] a terrific player that who’s able to fill multiple roles for us… He’ll be really missed by us, but more importantly, we all feel for Spence. Just looking forward to get him healthy and get him back on the floor.”

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The injury to Dinwiddie is a worrying sign for Nash and Co. as this will result in an increased load on Kyrie Irving. With such a condensed fixture list, a player like Dinwiddie could have been handy for the team.

This injury surely will hurt their title hopes for this season. The Nets will now depend on other players like Timothé Luwawu-Cabarrot and Landry Shamet to step up and replace Dinwiddie’s output.

 

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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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